The Life of Buddha Over 2,500 years ago, one man showed the world a way to enlightenment. This beautifully produced Buddhist film by the BBC meticulously reveals the fascinating story of Prince Siddhartha and the spiritual transformation that turned him into the Buddha.
This documentary is made by filmmaker David Grubin and narrated by Richard Gere. It tells the story of the Buddha's life, a journey especially relevant to our own bewildering times of violent change and spiritual confusion. It features the work of some of the world's greatest artists and sculptors, who across two millennia, have depicted the Buddha's life in art rich in beauty and complexity. Hear insights into the ancient narrative by contemporary Buddhists, including Pulitzer Prize winning poet W.S. Merwin and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
The Life of Buddha tells the tale of Prince Siddhartha having answered a spiritual calling to become Buddha, one of the most powerful religious figures in world history. This documentary is shot in and throughout Nepal, in the footsteps of the great man. Archaeologists, Brahmans, monks, and story tellers colorfully recall the life of the "Enlightened."