"Buddha" can be seen on Tuesday, July 23rd at 7 pm

Jul 17, 2013

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.

"Buddha" airs on Tuesday, July 23rd at 7:00 p.m. on channels 3 and 3-1.

Pictured: Reclining Buddha at Wat Boworn, Thailand