The Buddha Trailer

The Buddha Trailer (2010)

"The Story of Buddha" 17 April 2010 Factual 120 mins

This documentary for PBS by award-winning filmmaker David Grubin and narrated by Richard Gere, 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.

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Richard Gere

as Narrator

Blair Brown

as Narrator

The Dalai Lama

as Himself (as His Holiness The Dalai Lama)

Mark Epstein

as Himself - Psychiatrist - Author

William Stanley Merwin

as Himself - Poet (as W.S. Merwin)


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United States 17 April 2010

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