The Buddha

Richard Gere narrates this documentary on the life of the Buddha — a mysterious Indian sage who famously gained enlightenment while he sat beneath a fig tree.

The Buddha

The Buddha

The Buddha

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

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.

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.

Birth & Youth, part 3

Birth & Youth, part 3

The Buddha

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

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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