Award-winning filmmaker David Grubin tells the story of the Buddha’s life narrated by Richard Gere, a journey especially relevant to our own bewildering times of violent change and spiritual confusion. Experts on the Buddha, representing a variety of disciplines, relate the key episodes of the Buddha’s life and reflect on what his journey means for us today.
Award-winning filmmaker David Grubin tells the story of the Buddha’s life narrated by Richard Gere, a journey especially relevant to our own bewildering times of violent change and spiritual confusion.
Siddhartha joined other ascetics, subjecting his body to extremes of hardship and pain.
For decades, the Buddha shared his teachings all across northeastern India.
Review the life of the Buddha, an Indian sage who gained enlightenment. Richard Gere narrates. 7/23/2013
Near death, Siddhartha recalls a childhood moment of when he felt pure joy.
Once a great prince, Siddhartha became a beggar, surviving on the charity of strangers.
Word quickly spread of the Buddha. Hundreds came to hear him, and became disciples, too.
Bliss-nirvana-the Buddha taught, could be found through the practice of meditation.
Two and a half millennia ago, a new religion was born in northern India, generated from the ideas of a single man, the Buddha. Follow the story of his life, a journey especially relevant in our own bewildering times of violent change and spiritual confusion.
Twenty-five hundred years ago, a child was born who was to become the Buddha.
Siddhartha meditated throughout the night, and became The Enlightened One – the Buddha.
In time, a devoted gathering of monks formed around the Buddha at Sarnath near the Ganges.
Compassion stirred the Buddha to send his monks out into the community.
Siddhartha sat down in the shade of the Bodhi tree and began to meditate.
The Buddha devoted the rest of his life to his teachings. But it would not be easy.
The path to enlightenment is the Middle Way, the Buddha taught.
The Buddha prepared to leave the earth forever. He would never be reborn, never die again.
Siddhartha apprenticed himself to a guru who taught him to look within himself for answers.
Profoundly troubled, Siddhartha was determined to comprehend the nature of suffering.