Saturday, May 21, 2016

A Happy Vesak Day To All Buddhist Readers & Friends


Based on internet findings here are some singers and music makers who practise the Buddhist faith. 

In the U.S., the U.K. and other western communities, film stars, musicians and other top names promote the message of Buddhism in their movies, music and lifestyles.

Here they are:

Alanis Morissette
Annie Lennox
Belinda Carlisle
Courtney Love
David Bowie
Gene Vincent (?)
Herbie Hancock
Jennifer Lopez
KD Lang
Leonard Cohen
Patti Smith
Sandie Shaw 
Sting - Gordon Sumner
Tina Turner 

Information: from Relevant Websites and may not be accurate.

Annie Lennox, Cher, Courtney Love, Jennifer Lopez.

David Bowie, Herbie Hancock, Leonard Cohen, Sting (Gordon Sumner).


I am no expert on Buddhism and have tried without much success to compile a list of '60s to 80's western pops that has a Buddhist theme.  A search on the net hasn't revealed much but below is a rather shaky list which will suffice for the moment.  

Everyone is helpful, everyone is kind
On the road to Shambala
Everyone is lucky, everyone is so kind
On the road to Shambala 

Although some of the songs have reasonable lyrics they do not deal much with the topic beyond the titles. A few of them show familiarity with Buddhist teachings. There is no intention to misinform, so please write in if otherwise:

 1.    Karma Man: David Bowie: 1968.
 2.    Instant Karma: John Lennon: 1970.
 3.    Sold To The Highest Buddha: Gong: 1973.
 4.    Bodhisattva: Steely Dan: 1973.
 5.    Shambala: Daniel Moore: Three Dog Night: 1973.
 6.    Dust In The Wind: Kansas: 1977.
 7.    Refuge Of The Road: Joni Mitchell: 1976.
 8.    Kharma Chameleon: Boy George: 1983.
 9.    Within You Without You: Beatles: 1967.
 10.  Tomorrow Never Knows: Beatles: 1966.
 11.  Oh Very Young: Cat Stevens: 1974.

 If you know some, please contribute.

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Images: Google.
Information from the Internet and may not be correct.

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