The Buddha

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Emmy Award-winning director David Grubin tells the historical tale of Gautama Buddha from his initial enlightenment under a fig tree through his death around the age of 80. In telling this story, Grubin combines a number of elements including original animations, testimony by contemporary Buddhists such as the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso, glimpses of sculptures and paintings that help tell Gautama's story, and much more.

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Free | PBS Posted: 5/2/2014

For decades, the Buddha shared his teachings all across northeastern India.

Free | PBS Posted: 5/2/2014

The Buddha prepared to leave the earth forever. He would never be reborn, never die again.

Free | PBS Posted: 5/2/2014

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

Free | PBS Posted: 5/2/2014

The Buddha's analysis of suffering came to be called The Four Noble Truths.

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Premise: Emmy Award-winning director David Grubin tells the historical tale of Gautama Buddha from his initial enlightenment under a fig tree through his death around the age of 80. In telling this story, Grubin combines a number of elements including original animations, testimony by contemporary Buddhists such as the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso, glimpses of sculptures and paintings that help tell Gautama's story, and much more.

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