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Fresh heat is arriving on his 85th birthday.

Spiritual leader of the Tibetan people and Buddhist monk the Dalai Lama has revealed he is to release ‘Inner World’, an album of teachings and mantras set to music.

The project is dropping through Khandro Music and L.A. Reid’s HitCo Entertainment and will arrive on streaming services on July 6 – his 85th birthday.

The album is co-produced by Junelle Kunin and Charles Goldstuck and features contributions from sitar player Anoushka Shankar.

Proceeds from the album will go towards Mind & Life Institute as well as Social, Emotional and Ethical Learning, an international education program developed by the Dalai Lama and Emory University.

Listen to the first track ‘Compassion’ below:

Photography: The Dalai Lama, June 2015 (Jim Dyson/Getty Images)

Words: Dylan Murphy 
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