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Be Pure and Tell the Truth: Our 5 Favorite Musical Buddhists

Today His Holiness the Dalai Lama turns 77. Although he didn't officially become the temporal head of Tibet until he was 15, he's made the most of 62 years in the position. He's won a Nobel Peace Prize, advocated for his country and countrymen, and amassed more than 4 million Twitter followers.

He's also the most famous Buddhist in the world, and perhaps the most famous Buddhist of all time. Although he's not solely responsible for the rising number of Buddhists here the U.S., he's certainly helped.

With its focus on wisdom, virtue and meditation, it isn't much of a surprise that many a famous musician has found comfort in Buddhist teachings. After some meditation and taking a deep look inside ourselves, we've come up with a list of our favorite musical Buddhists.

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Cory Garcia is a Contributing Editor for the Houston Press. He once won an award for his writing, but he doesn't like to brag about it. If you're reading this sentence, odds are good it's because he wrote a concert review you don't like or he wanted to talk pro wrestling.
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