The Buddha, A Film by David Grubin

Feb 5, 2011 -

I'm convinced everyone in this world is wants happiness and preferably would like to avoid suffering. That much we all have in common. In my recent post at Developing Happiness - Foundations Part 1 and Developing Happiness - Foundations Part 2, I mentioned society has convinced many of us the way to happiness is through material possessions. While I do not disagree that to a certain extent temporary happiness can be achieved this way, it is not sustainable.

I am not Buddhist, nor am I a religious person. However, the values and spiritual beliefs found within Buddhism definitely offered a different point of view than one often suggested by 21st century society.
"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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