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Jamal Bryant
Buddhist leader of millions visits West Baltimore
Buddhist leader of millions visits West Baltimore

The leader of 30 million South Asian Buddhists walked the streets of West Baltimore on Thursday with more than a dozen local ministers and other peace advocates, offering prayers, blessings and words of encouragement in the aftermath of last week's unrest over the death of Freddie Gray. Jigme Pema Wangchen, a spiritual master known worldwide as the 12th Gyalwang Drukpa, strolled with the Rev. Jamal Bryant, philanthropist Harriet Fulbright and others through the Penn North and Sandtown-Winchester neighborhoods. Clad in gold and maroon vestments, he stopped to pray in front of the CVS drugstore that was torched during rioting, paused at a makeshift shrine set up where Gray was...