As part of our overview of Buddhism’s influence on modern music, we provide a survey of the artists who were inspired by the dharma to take pop in new and exciting directions, exploring themes of desire, pain, and being present to unexpected results.
Buddhism’s impact on jazz music has been immense. As part of our overview of Buddhism’s influence on modern music, we provide a survey of the artists who were inspired by the dharma to break down barriers and seek out new musical vistas.
Hip hop, like Buddhism, is about liberation. Johnny Edward Dean Jr. on the dharma of Big Sean.
The iconic doll, once notorious for her unattainable body proportions and unabashed materialism, is changing her ways one Buddhist practice at a time.
It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away.
Reed’s death being a hoax was a hoax itself; Reed, who had had an emergency liver transplant in May, had indeed passed. He was 71.
Behind the glitz and fame, says Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, are inspiring stories of real women facing real challenges.
Paula Arai introduces us to the world of Tsuneo Iwasaki, who discovered a world of practice in giving (actual) shape to the “Heart Sutra.”
With her empowered imagery, she’s connected many to the divine feminine. Andrea Miller profiles the Japanese American visionary Mayumi Oda.
Rod Meade Sperry looks at the life, art, and Buddhism of the jazz great Wayne Shorter.