PBS Learning Media has adapted The Buddha, a documentary produced by award-winning filmmaker David Grubin and narrated by Richard Gere into this media-rich page dedicated to exploring the life and teachings of the Buddha. Included on the site are 19 videos and a teacher’s guide.
The original documentary for PBS 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. Join the conversation and learn more about meditation, the history of Buddhism, and how to incorporate the Buddha’s teachings on compassion and mindfulness into daily life.