His Holiness the Dalai Lama underwent successful surgery to remove gallstones on October 10, 2008. More information about the surgery can be found at:
Just a reminder that those of you who wish to recite the long life prayer on behalf of His Holiness can get the English version here. You can also download the longer payer, “In Praise of Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama“, which is in English and in PDF format. There is also a PDF available of the “Prayer for the Long Life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama” that has both a Tibetan version (written in western characters), as well as an English version.