The Dalai Lama, 73, has canceled two trips to undergo medical tests. Doctors say that the Tibetan spiritual leader is suffering from exhaustion. The Dalai Lama has just returned to his home in India after an 11 day visit to France.
The canceled trips are to Mexico and the Dominican Republic. Thupten Samphel, spokesman for the Dalai Lama said on Wednesday that Nobel Peace Prize winner will be resting for the next three weeks to get better.
The Dalai Lama has retreated to Dharmsala where his headquarters have been since he had to flee Tibet in 1959.
"He has been going to Mumbai for regular health checkups on advice from his doctors for quite a long time," said Samphel. He said all appointments and visits would be canceled for three weeks.
While the Dalai Lama is in general good health he has in the past had to cancel events due to exhaustion.