The Buddha

The Buddha

The Story of Siddhartha

DVD - 2010
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Two and a half millennia ago, a new religion was born in India, generated from the ideas of the Buddha, a mysterious Indian sage who gained enlightenment while he sat under a large, shapely fig tree. The 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, a journey especially relevant in our own times.
Publisher: New York : David Grubin Productions ; [United States] : Distributed by PBS distribution, c2010
ISBN: 9781608831951
Branch Call Number: DVD 294.363 BUD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Story of Siddhartha

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fastenwunder
Oct 12, 2014

disk is defective 10/12/2014
upc:39999067950905
BQ 893.B

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varuf
Mar 23, 2014

Highly recommended for everyone who is curious to know about Buddhism. Amazing knowledge about Buddhism shown by Jane Hirshfield and others, wow!

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jordangail
Nov 14, 2012

Not bad but brutally boring. It took me three times to stay awake through certain sections. It is reminiscent of a high school documentary rather than a cinematic documentary....interesting facts, lacks the magic of life.

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scrubble4
Nov 12, 2012

I wanted to watch The Buddha because while I thought of it as a gentle yet disciplined religion, I actually knew very little about it. The Buddha eased me into understanding the origins of this religion as well as to a better understanding of Buddhism today. I recommend this DVD, it is engaging, enlightening and entertaining.

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HerNoseInABookGal
Dec 29, 2010

Just watching this lowered my blood pressure. I never realized that Buddhism was based as much on personal discipline as spirituality. I really enjoyed this and moved on to books about Buddhism.

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Skywatch
Dec 12, 2010

Excellent dvd.

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21221012271000
Aug 10, 2010

The dvd is interesting mildly.

Though it is a documentary it does not capture the essentials of Buddhism nor does it treat early days of Buddha adequately.

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HerNoseInABookGal
Dec 29, 2010

HerNoseInABookGal thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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