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Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch’s Buddhist Spirituality Permeated His Life and Music

posted on May 7, 2012

Adam Yauch, known to Beastie Boys’ fans as MCA, died from cancer on Friday at the age of 47. In The Huffington Post, Jaweed Kaleem writes that Yauch had been a practicing Buddhist since 1994 and was known for his activism for Tibetan independence. In 1994, Yauch “explained his attraction to Buddhism” in an interview for Tricycle magazine: “The feeling I get from the rinpoches and His Holiness [the Dalai Lama] and Tibetan people in general. The people that I’ve met are really centered in the heart; they’re coming from a real clear, compassionate place.”

Read at The Huffington Post