Dalai Lama under evaluation at Mayo Clinic, cancels appearances

Dalai Lama Under Evaluation At Mayo Clinic, Cancels Appearances
The Dalai Lama checked in to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota on Sunday following a routine examination.

Though the clinic did not indicate if there was a particular issue of concern, they did note that he is undergoing evaluations.

The Dalai Lama's office announced that doctors suggested the leader take several weeks of rest.

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Dalai Lama under evaluation at Mayo Clinic, cancels appearances
DHARAMSALA, INDIA - JULY 20: Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama takes part in prayers at the Tsuglagkhang temple on July 20, 2015 in Dharamsala, India. Eleven Tibetan NGOs based in India and Nepal organized a special long-life prayer for their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. (Photo by Shyam Sharma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - JULY 13: The XIV Dalai Lama attends 80th birthday celebrations at the 'Jahrhunderthalle' on July 13, 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany. (Photo by Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images)

As such, his planned U.S. October appearances have been canceled.

He was scheduled to visit multiple states throughout the county over the course of the month with appearances at Smith College, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a stop in Philadelphia.

Travel to Colorado and Utah was also anticipated.

Thus far, there have been no further updates on the Dalai Lama's health from either his office or from the Mayo Clinic.

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