The Art of Peace Foundation, with artists Sting, Peter Gabriel, Lorde, Kate Bush, Elbow, Duncan Sheik, Howard Jones – and others to be announced – has created a collection of songs for the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday. The album is a celebration of the Dalai Lama’s philosophy of peace, non-violence and compassion.
The Dalai Lama is a unique beacon of wisdom & insight for millions of people throughout the world. His message of compassion and nonviolence resonates at the core of our common humanity, regardless of nationality or religious background. This era of universal admiration and respect for a spiritual leader is unparalleled in history.
The Dalai Lama turns eighty on July 6, 2015. To recognize and celebrate this milestone, the Art of Peace Foundation is producing an album to honor the Dalai Lama’s vision of compassion, non-violence and peace. It is a moment for musicians and the world to show their appreciation for the Dalai Lama, what he represents and the benefits received from both his teachings & Tibetan culture.
Proceeds from the album will be used to help preserve and promote the wisdom of the Dalai Lama & Tibetan culture. This project is a gift to the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan people and future generations around the globe.
This is a follow-up to the Grammy nominated Songs for Tibet album produced by The Art of Peace Foundation. The Art of Peace Foundation is a 501©(3) non-profit founded on the Dalai Lama’s belief of “Universal Responsibility.” Regardless of nation, culture or religion, skillful compassionate actions can reduce suffering while promoting happiness. The Foundation funds peace-related missions and Tibetam cultural preservation projects. The album is designed to focus people’s attention on the global significance of the Dalai Lama and his teachings.