Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto meets with the Dalai Lama


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Ryan Giacobbi, Contributor

PITTSBURGH — Mayor Bill Peduto met with the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan Buddhist leader known as “His Holiness,” in Dharamsala, India Wednesday.

Mayor Peduto was invited to attend the meeting by Dr. Barry Kerzin, the Dalai Lama’s personal physician who has been working with UPMC to train nurses in wellness and mindfulness for themselves and patients.

Peduto was joined by Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild founder Bill Strickland, Chicago businessman Steve Sarowitz and UPMC senior vice president Scott Lammie for a 10 a.m. meeting.

Peduto accepted to attend because he and the City of Pittsburgh are looking to offer training to city youth and seniors with Dr. Kerzin’s assistance.