Courtney Love: ‘Buddhist chants turned my life around’

Rocker Courtney Love has credited Buddhist meditation chants with “saving” her life after using the mantras to completely overcome her drug troubles. The Hole star infamously struggled with addiction issues and substance abuse for years, but she found inner peace when she turned to Buddhism, and claims twice-daily chants have transformed her life and aided her sobriety.
She tells U.S. talk show host David Letterman, “What really saved me was, obviously going to meetings and stuff like that, but I’m a Buddhist. I chant and I’m really serious about it. I chant twice a day.”
Love reveals she relies on one particular devotional mantra to keep her mind clear and focused, adding: “I’m Nichiren Buddhist so it’s Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo. So I sit there in the morning, ‘Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo, Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo, Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo,’ and it changed my life. Absolutely. It turned everything around.”