The Buddha

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.

Birth & Youth (Part 3)

Birth & Youth (Part 3)

The Buddha

Profoundly troubled, Siddhartha was determined to comprehend the nature of suffering.

Birth & Youth (Part 1)

Birth & Youth (Part 1)

The Buddha

Twenty-five hundred years ago, a child was born who was to become the Buddha.

The Buddha

The Buddha

The Buddha

Filmmaker David Grubin presents the story of the Buddha's life and teachings.

Birth & Youth, part 2

Birth & Youth, part 2

The Buddha

Siddhartha Gautama was the son of a king raised in a palace with every imaginable luxury.

Community

Community

The Buddha

A devoted gathering of monks formed around the Buddha at Sarnath.

Compassion

Compassion

The Buddha

Compassion stirred the Buddha to send his monks out into the community.

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