The Religious Affiliation of Musician
Michael Stipe is one of 14 celebrity Buddhists assessed in Armstrong's article "Celebrities who are Buddhists... with an assessment of the degree Buddhism is a part of each of their careers." Michael Stipe was ranked 8th highest on the list in terms of the proportion of web hits (google.com: 0.9%) and current news article hits (news.google.com: 0.0%) mentioning him which also contain either the word "Buddhism" or "Buddhist." From: Tom Armstrong, "Celebrities who are Buddhists... with an assessment of the degree Buddhism is a part of each of their careers", 8 March 2005 in Zen Unbound Emagazine (http://www.zenunbound.com/celebbuds.html; viewed 18 August 2005):
Stipe is known to be Buddhist, but (to my knowledge) it's not visibly a part of his music nor does he involve himself frequently in Buddhist-organization fundraisers.
Webpage created 1 July 2005. Last modified 14 September 2005.
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