October 9, 2008

Update: Operation successful! [link] Dalai Lama hospitalized for 2nd time in as many months. Long Life Prayer.

More info is below. 

He’s 73, and yet he works harder than most 34-year-olds. “The religious leader’s need for a break from his rigorous schedule may raise an alarm for both Chinese authorities and millions of Tibetan Buddhists worldwide.” Here’s the article, via a little paper called the NY Times.

And if you’re a Buddhist or just a fan, here’s a Long Life Prayer for the Dalai Lama.

Excerpt: NEW DELHI (AP) — The Dalai Lama was hospitalized in New Delhi, his spokesman said early Friday, just days after a medical checkup cleared the Tibetan spiritual leader to resume foreign travel.

Tenzin Taklha told The Associated Press that the Dalai Lama was admitted to a New Delhi hospital for “further consultations with doctors.”

Taklha declined to say when he was hospitalized or provide any details on his condition. He said he expected more information to be released later in the day.

The Press Trust of India news agency reported that the spiritual leader was admitted to the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in the Indian capital. The hospital’s duty officer Dr. Priyank Tyagi would not comment on the the report.

In August, the 73-year-old Dalai Lama was admitted to a Mumbai hospital and underwent tests for abdominal discomfort. Doctors advised him to cancel a planned trip to Europe and rest, saying he was suffering from exhaustion.

“He was admitted when he complained of abdominal pain and now chances are that the Dalai Lama will be operated upon, most probably tomorrow (Friday),” the doctor said.

Hospital chief Nalini Kaul declined to comment on the Dalai Lama’s health or what treatment he would receive but the Press Trust of India, quoting unnamed sources, also said the monk was likely to be operated upon on Friday.” ~ Yahoo News.


Video: elephant journal with Robert Thurman on WHY THE DALAI LAMA MATTERS.

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