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The Buddha

Review the life of the Buddha, an Indian sage who gained enlightenment. Richard Gere narrates.

  • Airdate(s): 6/13/2017 - 8:00 - 10:00 PM
  • Original Broadcast: 4/7/2010

Two-and-a-half millennia ago, a new religion was born in northern India, generated from the ideas of a single man, the Buddha, a mysterious Indian sage who famously gained enlightenment while he sat under a large, shapely fig tree. The Buddha never claimed to be God or his emissary on earth. He said only that he was a human being who, in a world of unavoidable pain and suffering, had found a kind of serenity that others could find, too. This documentary by award-winning filmmaker David Grubin tells the story of his life, a journey especially relevant in our own bewildering times of violent change and spiritual confusion. Richard Gere narrates.

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  • Richard Gere narrates documentary tracing life of the Buddha

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