RELIGION
10/30/2014 02:51 pm ET

Boy George: 'I'm Catholic In My Complications And Buddhist In My Aspirations'

Boy George offered an eloquent explanation of his evolving spirituality during a conversation with HuffPost Live on Wednesday.

The music icon, who is set to reunite with his band Culture Club for a tour this year, is a mix of many ideas. He had a "strong Catholic upbringing," he eventually became a vegetarian thanks to preaching from Hare Krishna devotees, and he's practiced Nichiren Buddhism for the last four years.

"I always say I'm Catholic in my complications and Buddhist in my aspirations," Boy George told HuffPost Live's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani.

Embracing Buddhism, which includes "morning gongyo," has made a significant impact on him.

"It's a practice that improves my life on a daily basis," Boy George said. "It changes the way I behave. It changes the way I behave towards myself, towards other people, and I would highly recommend it."

Watch Boy George discuss religion in the video above, and click here for the full HuffPost Live conversation.

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