Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Tuesday left for the US, where he will undergo a prostate surgery. The surgery will be done at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. The Dalai Lama has been advised rest for a month, till February-end.
The Dalai Lama, who turned 80 in July last year, was diagnosed with a prostate ailment nearly two years ago. He has received treatment for this in the past, too. His official website made the announcement Tuesday and said the Dalai Lama’s “regular engagement schedule shall resume in March.”
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This means the Dalai Lama will not be present in Rewalsar, Mandi district, where Tibetans are planning a grand event on February 7 — the Tibetan New Year (Losar). The event is being organised after a gap of 12 years. In 2004, to commemorate the birthday of Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche), a grand fair was organised in Rewalsar. It was inaugurated by the Dalai Lama.