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.