The Dalai Lama is receiving treatment for a common prostate condition at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.
A Mayo spokeswoman said the Tibetan Buddhist leader’s condition is common for men his age. The Dalai Lama is 80 and his health has been a concern for his followers, especially after he canceled a series of U.S. appearances in September.
“His physicians report no major concerns, and anticipate he will respond well to treatment and make a full recovery,” Mayo’s statement said. “Mayo Clinic has a long-standing relationship with His Holiness and remains honored to provide continued care.”
Before he left India for Minnesota, the Dalai Lama announced he was having a checkup at Mayo where he has gone for the past nine years.
The Dalai Lama said then he was likely to return to his Indian headquarters in March.