Wildmind Meditation News
May 04, 2012
Adam Yauch, one of the founders of the hip-hop group the Beastie Boys, has died of cancer at the age of 47.
Yauch, who went by the name MCA, had been battling cancer since 2009.
Yauch was a practicing Buddhist, who actively supported Tibetan causes.
In 1994, he established the Milarepa Fund — an organization dedicated to the promotion of nonviolence — and became a leader of the movement to liberate Tibet from Chinese occupation. The fund was named after the 11th century Tibetan singer-yogi Milarepa, and was originally intended to distribute royalties from Yauch’s Beastie Boys’ 1994 songs “Shambhala” and “Bodhisattva Vow,” which had sampled the chanting of Tibetan monks, to …