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Dalai Lama resumes sermons, to visit Japan in November

September 28, 2008

The Earth Times
Fri, 26 Sep 2008

New Delhi - The Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, who lives in
exile in India, has recovered from a bout of ill health and has resumed
his preaching sessions, an aide said Friday. The Dalai Lama, 73, made
his first public appearance after a month at a teaching ceremony on
Thursday at McLeodganj near Dharamsala, the northern Indian hill town
where he is based along with the Tibetan government-in-exile, his
secretary Tenzin Takhla said.

The Tibetan leader had complained of fatigue and had been advised rest
by his doctors after a series of medical tests in August. He has stayed
confined to his residence since August 28 and scheduled trips to Europe,
Mexico and the Dominican Republic were cancelled.

The trip to Europe, earlier scheduled for October, remained cancelled,
Takhla said. "He will be visiting Tokyo and Fukuoka in Japan in the
first week of November to give Buddhist teachings and public talks."

Currently, the Dalai Lama is holding a two-day teaching session for a
group of Buddhists from Singapore and other South-East Asian countries.

"This will end today and on Thursday he begins a six-day teaching
session for a group from Taiwan," Takhla said, adding, "He is fine and
back to his hectic schedule."

The aide, however, said extra care was being taken to ensure that the
Tibetan leader did not overstrain himself. "We are trying to ensure he
takes it a bit easier."
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