Tina Turner, Queen of Rock & Roll, Dead at 83

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Tina Turner (1939-2023)

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Tina Turner passed away today at the age of 83. She was a Nichiren Buddhist.

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:bow: Namandabu, she did a great job popularising Buddhism in the west. I think her conversion opened a lot of peoples' minds.
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Tina Turner, Queen of Rock & Roll, Dead at 83
Tina Turner, the raspy-voiced fireball who overcame domestic abuse and industry ambivalence to emerge as one of rock and soul’s brassiest, most rousing and most inspirational performers, died Wednesday at age 83.

“Tina Turner, the ‘Queen of Rock & Roll’ has died peacefully today at the age of 83 after a long illness in her home in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland,” her family said in a statement Wednesday. “With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model.”

Absolutely, Indestructibly Happy: An interview with Tina Turner
Clark Strand:Years ago, a Broadway actress told me that chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo was the most popular type of Buddhist practice among entertainers. What is it about this form of Buddhism that attracts so many people in the performing arts—from actors and dancers to singers and jazz musicians?

Tina Turner: That’s a great question. Buddhist teachings in general promote an open-minded, accepting, and nonjudgmental outlook, which artists find appealing.

With Nichiren Buddhism in particular, chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo has such a clear, musical rhythm—it’s similar to singing. I think performers are naturally drawn to practices that involve rhythm and sound, and that may be why so many prefer chanting over quieter forms of meditation. You could say that chanting is a kind of spiritual performing art.
Strand: What would you like to share with people who are just beginning their Buddhist practice?

Turner: Have patience and be determined. Never stop growing and learning. Be open to expanding your heart and mind. Become bigger than any problem you encounter. Continually broadening your inner world is the key to happiness. In the Soka Gakkai tradition, we call this process “human revolution.”
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Apart of being a buddhist I love her so much for being the person she was.
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Meanwhile in Oz...
Thousands of revellers at one of the world's most remote music festivals on the edge of the Simpson Desert are set to kick up dust in memory of legendary American singer Tina Turner.

Since 2016, the foot of a 40-metre-high sand dune in the Munga-Thirri Simpson Desert, in far western Queensland, has been the dancefloor for annual world record Nutbush City Limits attempts.

As tributes flow for the "Queen of Rock and Roll", who died this week aged 83, those attending the Birdsville Big Red Bash in July have taken on the challenge to break last year's record of 4,084 boot-scooters dancing to the Nutbush at the same time. ...

The world record attempt, adjudicated by the Australian Book of Records, started as a way of bringing people together, and has raised over $500,000 for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. ...
:reading: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-05-26/ ... /102396034

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