Dalai Lama checks in to Mayo Clinic in Minnesota for evaluation

(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.