At last the Buddha’s Face Buddhism 101 Project joyful journey to uncover the worlds top 10 famous Buddhists has a non-Hollywood actor amongst its alumni. It is Leonard Cohen the celebrated poet, singer and novelist.
Back in the 1960’s no seriously thoughtful hippy or dude attempting to impress women with the depth of their wisdom would have a record collection not containing at least the Best of Leonard Cohen on their shelves. Classics such as Bird on the Wire, Suzanne and
His trenchant lyrics and heartfelt poems and emotion have decidedly struck a chord with millions of listeners from around the world. He was born in
In the 21st century he was fairly removed from the concert scene thinking him well funded for a contemplative retirement away from the limelight. However in 2005 he launched a lawsuit against his former manager when he found only $150,000 left in his retirement fund. He got back on the road with a triumphant concert tour appearing at festivals around the world in particular at the 2008
This is part of the Buddha's Face 101 Project