Update: Operation successful! [link] Dalai Lama hospitalized for 2nd time in as many months. Long Life Prayer.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Oct 9, 2008
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He’s 73, and yet he works harder than most 34-year-olds. “The religious leader’s need for a break from his rigorous schedule may raise an alarm for both Chinese authorities and millions of Tibetan Buddhists worldwide.” Here’s the article, via a little paper called the NY Times.

And if you’re a Buddhist or just a fan, here’s a Long Life Prayer for the Dalai Lama.

Excerpt: NEW DELHI (AP) — The Dalai Lama was hospitalized in New Delhi, his spokesman said early Friday, just days after a medical checkup cleared the Tibetan spiritual leader to resume foreign travel.

Tenzin Taklha told The Associated Press that the Dalai Lama was admitted to a New Delhi hospital for “further consultations with doctors.”

Taklha declined to say when he was hospitalized or provide any details on his condition. He said he expected more information to be released later in the day.

The Press Trust of India news agency reported that the spiritual leader was admitted to the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in the Indian capital. The hospital’s duty officer Dr. Priyank Tyagi would not comment on the the report.

In August, the 73-year-old Dalai Lama was admitted to a Mumbai hospital and underwent tests for abdominal discomfort. Doctors advised him to cancel a planned trip to Europe and rest, saying he was suffering from exhaustion.

“He was admitted when he complained of abdominal pain and now chances are that the Dalai Lama will be operated upon, most probably tomorrow (Friday),” the doctor said.

Hospital chief Nalini Kaul declined to comment on the Dalai Lama’s health or what treatment he would receive but the Press Trust of India, quoting unnamed sources, also said the monk was likely to be operated upon on Friday.” ~ Yahoo News.


Video: elephant journal with Robert Thurman on WHY THE DALAI LAMA MATTERS.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


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