Listen to the new tune from the, erm, Dalai Lama

The Tibetan spiritual leader is releasing a new album on July 6, to mark his 85th birthday

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 10th Jun 2020

Of all the things to come from the outbreak of a global pandemic, a new album from the Dalai Lama is probably one of the least likely.

But then, it’s been a pretty unlikely year. The President of the United States did suggest people inject themselves with disinfectant... so anything goes really.

So here we are, a few weeks away from the release of Inner World, an album of eleven tracks featuring mantras and teachings from the Tibetan spiritual leader set to music.

The release, through Khandro Music and HitCo Entertainment, will mark the Dalai Lama’s 85th birthday, with profits going towards the Mind & Life Institute as well as Social, Emotional and Ethical Learning (SEE Learning) - an international education program developed by Emory University and the Dalai Lama.

Work on the album has been ongoing since 2015, after New Zealand-based buddhist Junelle Kunin proposed the idea to The Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

You can listen to ‘Compassion’, the first release from the album, below.