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Dalai Lama suffering from exhaustion

August 28, 2008

The spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddists has cancelled international
trips due to "exhaustion", his office said.
The Telegraph
August 27, 2008

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama and France's first lady Carla
Bruni-Sarkozy attend the inauguration of the Buddhist Lerab Ling
temple in Roqueredonde, southern France Photo: REUTERS

The 73-year-old has recently completed an arduous programme of
foreign tours, including visits to Britain, the United States and France.

A statement from his office read: "His Holiness the Dalai Lama has
been experiencing some discomfort in the past couple of days. His
personal physicians attributed this to exhaustion."

Now the Nobel Peace Prize winner's planned trips to Mexcio and the
Dominican Republic have been cancelled.

During last week's visit to France, the Dalai Lama met the French
foreign minister Bernard Kouchner, the human rights minister Rama
Yade and the first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy.

In the United States in July, he met the Republican presidential
hopeful Senator John McCain. And in May he visited London, where he
met the Prime Minister and delivered a series of lectures.

The Dalai Lama is the head of Tibet's self-styled government in exile
in Dharamsala in north India.

He fled his home country in 1959 along with thousands of other
Tibetans after an unsuccessful uprising against Chinese rule.

The Chinese government accuses the Dalai Lama of separatism and
seeking to establish a feudal theocracy in the Himalayan country.

However, the Dalai Lama says he wants Tibet to remain part of China.
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