The Tibetan Buddhist monk admitted "off the cuff remarks, which might be amusing in one cultural context, lose their humor in translation."
The Buddhist leader also rehashed past controversial comments about refugees in his latest BBC interview.
The Buddhist leader also told the BBC that the president's emotions are a “little bit too complicated.”
The 83-year-old Buddhist leader is recovering at a hospital in Dharmsala, India.
The actor's wife, Alejandra Silva, announced the news with a blessing from the Dalai Lama.
The Chinese government considers the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader to be a dangerous separatist.
The two met in New Delhi to discuss promoting peace and a "sense of oneness" in a divided world.
The Panchen Lama has not been heard from since that day, more than 20 years ago, when he and his family were taken.
The Tibetan spiritual leader made his comments as hundreds of thousands of refugees are fleeing Buddhist-majority Myanmar.
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