Gyari and Sangpo

Lodi Gyari, Special Envoy of the Dalai Lama, meets Takna Jigme Sangpo.

Lodi Gyari, Special Envoy of H.H. the Dalai Lama, met with Takna Jigme Sangpo after his arrival in the United States. This message was written to update Tibetans and Tibet supporters on Jigme Sangpo’s health after their second visit.

Dear Tibetans and friends of Tibet,

I just wanted to give you all an update on Takna Jigme Sangpo la.

I met him on July 15, 2002 to discuss his medical situation.

Subsequently, his physical examination began in a Washington, D.C. hospital. The doctors have kept him at the hospital for the time being for observation and a series of tests. Once the tests are complete we will know what next steps to take concerning his treatment. He has a standing invitation from the Swiss government to visit Switzerland for medical treatment.

I have received a communication from the Office of H.H. the Dalai Lama containing a message from His Holiness to Takna Jigme Sangpo. I delivered the message to him today.

Although a bit weak, his spirit is high and mentally he is quite alert.

Lodi Gyari
Special Envoy of H.H. the Dalai Lama
Washington, D.C.