Dalai Lama at Mayo Clinic for prostate treatment

The Dalai Lama gestures a peace symbol as he is introduced during the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC, February 5, 2015. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

ROCHESTER, Minn. – The Dalai Lama is at the Mayo Clinic in the United States for treatment of a prostate condition.

The clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, said in a statement Wednesday that the 80-year-old Tibetan Buddhist leader is being treated for a prostate condition “that is common for men of his age.”

The latest health and medical news emailed to you every Sunday.

The statement says his doctors report no major concerns and expect he will “respond well to treatment and make a full recovery.”

The Dalai Lama previously said he was travelling to the United States for prostate treatment and a medical checkup, although he had no “specific health complaints.”

In September, the Dalai Lama cancelled a series of appearances in the United States on the advice of his U.S. doctors. He was told to rest for several weeks after a medical checkup.


Sponsored content