Dalai Lama - Inner World Album

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Dalai Lama - Inner World Album

The Dalai Lama has released “One of My Favorite Prayers,” the latest offering from his upcoming album Inner World, out July 6th in honor of His Holiness’ 85th birthday.


Featuring soothing, subtle instrumentation, the track includes a verse by Shantideva, an eighth-century Indian scholar that His Holiness quotes “sometimes a hundred times” a day: “For as long as space endures, and for as long as living beings remain, until then may I too abide to dispel the misery of the world.”

Inner World
 is a collection of the Tibetan spiritual leader’s mantras and teachings set to music. “One of My Favorite Prayers” follows “Compassion,” which features the Dalai Lama chanting the Sanskrit mantra, “Om mani padme hum.”

The record was co-executive produced by Junelle Kunin, the Dalai Lama’s former student from New Zealand who approached him with the idea in 2015. Kunin and her husband spent the next several years working on the record. “I’d never heard him speak like this,” Kunin recalled earlier this month. “He leaned forward and his eyes were sparkling, and his fingers were rubbing together and he [talked] about how music can help people in a way that he can’t; it can transcend differences and return us to our true nature and our good-heartedness.”

His Holiness Recorded by Junelle Kunin
Music by Abraham Kunin
Executive Produced by Junelle Kunin and Charles Goldstuck
Produced by Abraham Kunin Mixed by Aaron Nevezie at The Bunker
Studio Mastered by Randy Merrill at Sterling Sound

Artwork by Ella Brewer and Tiffany Singh
Animation by Kajsa Råsten

Musician Credits:
Alex Freer - Drums
Cass Basil - Upright Bass
Finn Scholes - Vibraphone
Isis Atawhai - Vocals
Kaya D. Moana - Vocals
Seldon Ruihi - Vocals
Abraham Kunin - Keyboards, Synth/Drum Programming

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