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Dalai Lama checks in to Mayo Clinic in Minnesota for evaluation

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Posted at 8:16 AM, Sep 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-28 08:16:49-04

(CNN) — The Dalai Lama is at Minnesota’s Mayo Clinic for medical evaluation, a spokeswoman told CNN on Sunday.

Ginger Plumbo declined to talk about why he was there or for how long.

His office announced last week that the Dalai Lama had canceled a series of October appearances in the United States on the advice of his U.S. doctors.

The Dalai Lama, 80, was told to rest for several weeks after a routine checkup, his office said.

The spiritual leader of the people of Tibet had been scheduled to speak at events in Colorado, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Utah beginning on October 17.