Buddhist Monk Covers Metallica’s ”Enter Sandman,” Then Meditates

Since the start of the pan­dem­ic, we’ve peri­od­i­cal­ly fea­tured Kos­san, a Japan­ese Bud­dhist monk who has a pen­chant for singing punk, met­al and rock clas­sics, accom­pa­nied by gongs, drums and oth­er instru­ments. In the past, he’s cov­ered the Ramones’ “Teenage Lobot­o­my,” “Queen’s “We Will Rock You,” and the Bea­t­les’ “Yel­low Sub­ma­rine”–not to men­tion Judas Priest’s “Break­ing the Law.” In his lat­est clip, Kos­san offers a unique take on Metal­li­ca’s 1991 clas­sic “Enter Sand­man,” then winds down, of course, with a lit­tle med­i­ta­tion. Enjoy.

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Relat­ed Con­tent:

Japan­ese Bud­dhist Monk Cov­ers Ramones’ “Teenage Lobot­o­my,” “Queen’s “We Will Rock You,” Bea­t­les’ “Yel­low Sub­ma­rine” & More

Bud­dhist Monk Cov­ers Judas Priest’s “Break­ing the Law,” Then Breaks Into Med­i­ta­tion

Japan­ese Priest Tries to Revive Bud­dhism by Bring­ing Tech­no Music into the Tem­ple: Attend a Psy­che­del­ic 23-Minute Ser­vice

Med­i­ta­tion for Begin­ners: Bud­dhist Monks & Teach­ers Explain the Basics


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