Dalai Lama Releases Album To Celebrate Birthday The Dalai Lama turns 85 next month. In his album, the spiritual leader will recite teachings and mantras, accompanied by music.

Dalai Lama Releases Album To Celebrate Birthday

Dalai Lama Releases Album To Celebrate Birthday

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/873624550/873624551" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The Dalai Lama turns 85 next month. In his album, the spiritual leader will recite teachings and mantras, accompanied by music.

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

MARTIN: I'm Rachel Martin. The Dalai Lama turns 85 years old next month. And to celebrate the big day, he's dropping an album.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "COMPASSION")

DALAI LAMA: (Non-English language spoken).

MARTIN: It's called "Inner World." On the project's 11 tracks, the spiritual leader recites teachings and mantras accompanied by music. The lead single, called "Compassion," came out yesterday.

(SOUNDBITE OF DALAI LAMA'S "COMPASSION")

MARTIN: I feel better already. It's MORNING EDITION.

Copyright © 2020 NPR. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.