The Dalai Lama has returned to his headquarters in north India's Dharmsala after a brief stay in a hospital for treatment of a chest infection.
Hundreds of exiled Tibetans lined the streets of Dharmsala carrying ceremonial scarves and incense sticks to welcome the Dalai Lama on Friday.
The 83-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader told reporters he had fully recovered, but the illness had been "a little bit serious".
He did not give any details of his New Delhi hospital stay.
The Dalai Lama usually spends several months a year travelling the world to teach Buddhism and highlight Tibetans' struggle for greater freedom in China.
But he has cut down on his travels in the past year for health reasons.
Australian Associated Press