The Dalai Lama’s 85th birthday, July 6, will see the release of Inner World, a new, 11-track album featuring His Holiness reciting mantras and leading short teachings. Listen to the first released track, “Compassion,” which features the famous mantra Om mani padme hum, below.
The mantra invokes Chenrezig (Avalokiteshvara), the bodhisattva of compassion.
1. One of My Favorite Prayers
2. The Buddha
5. Ama La (featuring Anoushka Shankar)
Watch the album trailer here: