Famous Buddhist: Herbie Hancock

Famous Buddhist People: Herbie Hancock

Herbie Hancock has been a Buddhist for more than 35 years. He’s one
of the many famous Buddhist people shaping our culture today.

In today’s world, more and more people proclaim to be Buddhist
celebrities. Buddhism in Hollywood has its perks as it is an instant
image booster. Whether it’s Richard Gere being in the Dalai Lama’s
intimate circle, Steven Seagal being the reincarnation of a Rinpoche,
or Tina Turner, the followers of the Buddha enjoy an instant boost in
their coolness factor.

Let`s examine some famous people who are or have been involved with Buddhism.


Herbie Hancock, Jazzy Buddhist

Herbie Hancock is a living legend. He has won 8 Grammy awards in the
last 2 decades to crown his 50 years long career. He played with his
mentor and All-Around-God of Jazz Miles Davis, and with most every
major musicians who respect the profession in the last five decades. He
also is an outspoken Buddhist and readily admits that Buddhism has had
a big influence on his music, especially on one of his latest project;

Introduced to Nichiren Buddhism and the mantra Nam Myoho Renge Kyo by a fellow band member, the bassist Buster Williams, he has been practicing since 1972.