Leonard Cohen was born to a Jewish family in Montreal in 1934, but for the last 30 years he's devoted most of his life to Buddhism — particularly the teachings of his Zen Master Joshu Sasaki Roshi. The religious conversion occurred in the 1970s when he was unable to find any cure for his near-crippling depression. In the mid 1990s Cohen abandoned his musical career and moved onto Mount Baldy near Los Angeles to be closer to Roshi. For years he'd wake up at 2:30 a.m. to meditate and prepare food for Roshi, who was in his 90s at the time. Cohen hasn't abandoned his beliefs, but he did leave Mount Baldy in the early 2000s when he discovered that his manager stole nearly all of his money during his time on the mountain. He's spent the last two years on a grueling world tour earning back his fortune. Sasaki is now 103 years old and still going strong — and still living atop Mount Baldy.