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 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.


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