Anoushka Shankar

Lifestyle • Religion
Dalai Lama celebrates 85th birthday, releases first album
Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama in 2021
Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama in 2021 Credit: Christopher Michel / CC BY (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

The 14th Dalai Lama has celebrated his 85th birthday on July 6 with releasing his debut album "Inner World". The album release was accompanied by a live stream which featured appearances from his long-time friend Richard Gere, actor Russell Brand and sitar player Anoushka Shankar.

"The best gift for me on my birthday, please keep your own mind, your own heart, more compassionate. And if possible serve others and help other people and animals," so the Dalai Lama at the end of the live stream.