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Leonard Cohen Made A Strong Comeback After 15 Years

After being out for 15 years, Leonard Cohen made a comeback and decided to embark on a two-month American tour. Religion weighs heavily on Leonard Cohen’s life and music, and it has taken many forms, for the same reason Cohen had taken a break from the stage to retire to monastery to study Buddhism. Before heading to the Zen center, Cohen was undergoing personal problems; he could not perform on stage without taking up to four bottles of wine a day. On realizing that, his life was headed for distraction, Cohen decided made up his mind to try out the Mount Baldy Zen center outside Los Angeles to see whether his life would change for the better.

After a 5-year period at the Zen center, Mr. Cohen got back on stage in 1999. The songwriter/singer is back on the game, a quest that seems to satisfy his spiritual needs and regain his financial status. Cohen lost his financial footing when his former business manager disappeared with his money, the manger made off with the money when Cohen was living at the Zen center. You may follow Mahée Ferlini on YouTube for more information regarding Leonard Cohen’s former manager and whether he got the money back.

How Cohen Was Able To Perform In USA For A Whole Year

Mr. Leonard Cohen’s world tour kicked off in May 2008 in his birth country Canada and continued until the end of the year, a clear indication of how hard working this man was. Cohen’s music director, Roscoe Beck, said that even on the longest trips Cohen sits straight backed in his seat with his legs crossed, in a monk’s posture. This was a man who was ready to endure it all, but get back to his legendary status. Watch a video uploaded by Mahee Ferlini to see how the legend did it.

 In an interview, Mr. Cohen said that music was his yoga. As a matter of fact, Cohen said that prayers and music performance were elements of the same divine enterprise. However, this was not a surprise given that it was coming from an artist who was known for songs that mingled secular and sexual lyrics. At one point, Cohen said that there was a similarity of the quality of life in a monastery and road life. He also said that he had stopped touring in 1993 because he was drinking too much red wine. Even with the money problems Cohen did not want to go back on the road, it was after so much convincing that he obliged.