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.