The internationally renowned Tibetan Buddhist leader received a medical evaluation at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, this week, according to The Associated Press.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Dalai Lama as he recovers his strength.
Last week, during a nine day visit to the United Kingdom, the Dalai Lama spoke to a gathering of people at Magdalen College in Oxford, about the future of the Lama tradition.
The 7-minute BBC interview has an accompanying summary article on the company’s website, but his particular comments on women as the Dalai Lama were not included, Mirror United Kingdom reported.
The Dalai Lama canceled an upcoming trip to the USA, including events at the University of Colorado in Boulder, on Friday because of medical reasons. They got the news Friday from the Office of Tibet in Washington D.C.
CU had planned to host a private event for students and employees on October 20, and the Tibetan Association of Colorado had planned to host two public teachings October 21.
The Dalai Lama won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 for his campaign efforts to return Tibet’s independence from the Chinese government.
The current Dalai Lama was just a young boy when crowned Dalai Lama back in 1950.
The Dalai Lama’s checkup came as heads of state and diplomats were gathering for the annual United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York, but he had no plans to meet with any world leaders in conjunction with the session, Taklha said on Thursday. Tickets are automatically being refunded. “And we all know he needed a rest”.
“His Holiness was going to bless our Buddha”, Tsering added.