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The History of Buddhism
Tuesday, July 23 at 8:00 pm  

The Buddha is the story of the life of the Indian sage, Prince Siddhartha, who gained enlightenment as he sat under a fig tree. That simple act spawned a religious movement spanning 2,500 years to the present.

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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