'82-Yr Old Body Told Him to Rest,' Dalai Lama Organisers Say

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Organisers of the much-anticipated Ubuntu/Both conference to be headlined by the Dalai Lama say his withdrawal is due to physicians' advice that he was 'unusually tired'.

'Although he had been eagerly looking forward to visiting Gaborone from August 15 to 20 and participating in the Mind & Life Conference and other engagements, His Holiness has reluctantly had to concede that his 82-year old body was telling him to rest. His physicians have also advised him to avoid undertaking long journeys for the next few weeks,' a statement reads.

The spiritual leader has reportedly written to President Ian Khama praising his 'unwavering stand' despite 'overwhelming pressure' and apologising for the last minute withdrawal.

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