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Visit from His Holiness the Dalai Lama Canceled

We regret to inform you that we were notified on Friday, September 25 by the Private Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama that the Dalai Lama’s October visit to the United States has been canceled. Among the events that have been canceled are the Dalai Lama’s scheduled appearances at Smith College, Amherst College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

The statement from the Private Office is below.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived in the United States earlier this week for a medical evaluation. Upon completion of the evaluation, the doctors have advised that His Holiness take complete rest. As a result, His Holiness will be returning to Dharamsala next week and will not be able to visit the United States next month. We deeply regret cancellation of the visit and apologize to everyone who has worked so hard in organizing the visit as well as to the public who have been looking forward to the visit. We thank everyone for their support and understanding and would like to consider rescheduling the visit in the future.

The Private Office has noted that His Holiness is interested in rescheduling his Pioneer Valley visit at a later date. Should that occur, we will provide additional information as soon as it becomes available.