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Buddha, The 2x52

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.