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The Buddha (2010)

After 400 BC, a new philosophy was born in South east Asia, generated from the ideas of Buddha, a mysterious Prince from Nepal who gained enlightenment while he sat under a large, shapely ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Richard Gere ... Narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Blair Brown ... Narrator
The Dalai Lama ... Himself (as His Holiness The Dalai Lama)
Mark Epstein Mark Epstein ... Himself - Psychiatrist / Author
Jane Hirshfield Jane Hirshfield ... Herself
William Stanley Merwin William Stanley Merwin ... Himself - Poet (as W.S. Merwin)
D. Max Moerman D. Max Moerman ... Himself - Professor, Barnard
Robert Thurman Robert Thurman ... Himself - Columbia Univ
Kevin Trainor Kevin Trainor ... Himself - Univ of Vermont
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After 400 BC, a new philosophy was born in South east Asia, generated from the ideas of Buddha, a mysterious Prince from Nepal who gained enlightenment while he sat under a large, shapely fig tree. Buddha never claimed to be God or his emissary on earth, only that he was a human being who had found a kind of serenity that others could find, too. This documentary tells the story of his life. Written by Sulav

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The Life of the Buddha

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Buda See more »

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India See more »

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David Grubin Productions See more »
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Professor Robert Thurman is the father of actress Uma Thurman See more »

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Referenced in Pastor Mike Online: Have You Decided? (2013) See more »

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Marvelous
22 May 2010 | by buggsiSee all my reviews

I found this documentary very instructive. I saw it on PBS, which is very well known for its high quality documentaries. And this one just follows that tradition. Buddhism is a beautiful religion/philosophy and was portrayed in the documentary in a simple and easy to understand manner. The music adequately accompanies the narration and the beautiful animations.

The Buddha's story is very touching and reflects the endless quest of humanity for peace. Peace starts with one's self, to be able to reflect it on the outside world.

Personnaly, it opened my eyes and heart at life. Will definitely meditate more often now. Highly recommended.


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