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The Buddha
The Buddha

The Buddha

Revisit the magical and powerful life of a religious and cultural icon, the Buddha.

8m 0s

Seeking, part 2

Siddhartha apprenticed himself to a guru who taught him to look within himself for answers.

6m 1s

Seeking, part 3

Siddhartha joined other ascetics, subjecting his body to extremes of hardship and pain.

4m 0s

Teachings, part 1

The Buddha devoted the rest of his life to his teachings. But it would not be easy.

5m 47s


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

4m 13s


In time, a devoted gathering of monks formed around the Buddha at Sarnath near the Ganges.

5m 22s

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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.

5m 49s

Seeking, part 1

Once a great prince, Siddhartha became a beggar, surviving on the charity of strangers.

7m 49s


Bliss-nirvana-the Buddha taught, could be found through the practice of meditation.

4m 10s


Stories spread of the Buddha's miracles, mixing the marvelous with the mundane.

3m 40s

Teachings, part 4

Word quickly spread of the Buddha. Hundreds came to hear him, and became disciples, too.

0m 30s

The Buddha - Preview

Review the life of the Buddha, an Indian sage who gained enlightenment. Richard Gere narrates. 7/23/2013

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