Dalai Lama well, but taking it easy, aide says
The 73-year-old exiled Tibetan spiritual leader was cheerful and on Thursday was due to make his first public appearance since leaving hospital, his aide Chhime Chhoekyapa told Reuters.
"He is in good health and will start giving public teachings from tomorrow to a group of students from Singapore for three days," Chhoekyapa said from the northern hill town of Dharamsala, the headquarters of the Tibetan government-in-exile.
"He has been asked to start his normal work, but doctors said he must cut down on frequent travel and take more rest for a while," Chhoekyapa said by telephone.
The Dalai Lama spent a few minutes speaking to Bush, who called on Tuesday to ask about his health.
"They exchanged pleasantries and His Holiness regretted not meeting President Bush during a scheduled visit to Washington, DC, which was cancelled due to his illness," the aide said.
"He promised to meet him during his next visit to the U.S. next year."