Dalai Lama returns to Dharamsala after treatment

Dharamsala: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Sunday returned to his official residence here after a month-long treatment at Mayo Clinic in US, a statement said.

Hundreds of Tibetan and non-Tibetan devotees offered warm welcome to the Dalai Lama with flowers and traditional Tibetan scarves.

On his arrival at the Gaggal airport, he was received by Tibetan prime minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay, Tibetan parliament speaker Penpa Tsering and officials and representatives of the Tibetan administration, a statement by the Central Tibetan Administration said.

On completing his treatment at Mayo clinic, the Dalai Lama conducted a series of teachings and public talks, including a public teaching in Minnesota in the US.

The statement said the Dalai Lama`s upcoming schedule includes a public talk in Salt Lake City in the US on June 21.

The Dalai Lama has lived in India since fleeing his homeland Tibet in 1959. The Tibetan administration-in-exile is based here.