Dalai Lama Blesses Followers After Release From Clinic

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Dalai Lama Blesses Followers After Release From Clinic.

ROCHESTER, Minn. Members of Minnesota’s Tibetan community were elated and relieved Wednesday morning after meeting with the Dalai Lama in Rochester and seeing that he looked to be in good health. “He’s very, very well,” said Thupten Dadak, founder of the Tibetan American Foundation of Minnesota. “He’s no different than a few years ago.According to a statement from the Dalai Lama’s office, His Holiness arrived in the United States earlier this week and underwent a medical evaluation.

Very charming, and very happy to see the community.” The 80-year-old religious leader met with a packed crowd at the Civic Center in Rochester for more than an hour, talking only briefly about himself and focusing on the importance of maintaining Tibetan culture and language and living with kindness, Dadak said. “As the conversation rolled forward, he became more animated. The Buddhist leader was already in Rochester at the Mayo Clinic for what his representatives labeled a routine checkup, but his U.S. appearances in October were canceled after doctors advised the 80-year-old take time to rest. The message was posted on Dalai Lama’s official website on Friday afternoon, the person delivering it being His Holiness’ Indian secretary, Tenzin Taklha. “As a result, His Holiness’ planned October United States visit has been cancelled”, the statement said, apologising to all involved in organising the trip. Asked by the BBC’s Clive Myrie if there would be another Dalai Lama incarnation after he passes, the current Dalai Lama said yes, and that it could even be a woman. “I was really looking forward to seeing him talk”.

Hundreds of others people passed through security and into the Mayo Civic Center where they waited for the Dalai Lama’s private address, according to the Post-Bulletin (http://bit.ly/1Rg2q76 ). If tickets were purchased at the Mullins Center box office, the original ticket and form of payment must be presented. “We should be joyous that he is not going to come”, said Gardner, who now has earned the title Lama Thupten Dorje Gyaltsen Rinpoche. The first was an event open only to students, faculty and staff, and the second appearance was a public teaching and talk on training the mind and compassion. The Tibetan spiritual leader, a self-declared feminist, stunned a BBC interviewer by saying that any female successor – or reincarnation – would be unsuitable if she was ugly.

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