Birth & Youth (Part 3)
Profoundly troubled, Siddhartha was determined to comprehend the nature of suffering.
Birth & Youth (Part 1)
Twenty-five hundred years ago, a child was born who was to become the Buddha.
Filmmaker David Grubin presents the story of the Buddha's life and teachings.
Birth & Youth, part 2
Siddhartha Gautama was the son of a king raised in a palace with every imaginable luxury.
A devoted gathering of monks formed around the Buddha at Sarnath.
Compassion stirred the Buddha to send his monks out into the community.
Richard Gere narrates the story of the Buddha, who some 2500 years ago, in northern India, found enlightenment while meditating beneath a fig tree. The documentary includes remarks from the Dalai Lama, poets Jane Hirshfield and W.S. Merwin.
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