“His Holiness is invited to different countries but he has cut down public engagements because of age,” said Central Tibetan Administration spokesperson Sonam Dagpo. “He is exhausted after teaching for a long period of time. Therefore a few commitments have been canceled.”
Dagpo added, “The Dalai Lama’s health is fine,” noting that the 82-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader has made several trips within India, where he has been living in exile in Dharamsala since 1959.
“Usually these engagements—inauguration, ribbon-cutting-type ceremonies—last only for a few hours, but some engagements are for teaching and they last for seven days, which he’s doing less and less of,” Dagpo clarified.