Dalai Lama Cancels October Trip to U.S. Due to Health Issues

dalai lama PrincetonThe Dalai Lama has canceled his October trip to the United States because of health problems, his representatives said today.

Representatices from the Private Office of the Dalai Lama said this morning that the Dalai Lama’s October visit to the United States, which included speaking engagements at several colleges, has been canceled after a medical evaluation that was conducted this week.

“His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived in the United States earlier this week for a medical evaluation. Upon completion of the evaluation, the doctors have advised that His Holiness take complete rest,” reads the statement from the Dalai Lama’s representatives. “As a result, His Holiness will be returning to Dharamsala next week and will not be able to visit the United States next month. We deeply regret cancellation of the visit and apologize to everyone who has worked so hard in organizing the visit as well as to the public who have been looking forward to the visit. We thank everyone for their support and understanding and would like to consider rescheduling the visit in the future.”

The Dalai Lama hopes to reschedule his trip if his health improves and he is able to do so, his representatives said.