The Buddha

The Buddha

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Pictured: Animation of the Buddha gaining enlightenment while sitting under a fig tree

Credit: Asterisk Animation

Award-winning filmmaker David Grubin follows the journey of Prince Siddhartha as he seeks enlightenment.

Twenty-five-hundred years ago in northern India, Prince Siddhartha left his palace where he had spent 29 years indulging in pleasures. He was determined to comprehend the nature of human suffering. After a grueling spiritual quest that lasted six years, he at last attained enlightenment meditating under a fig tree. He became the Buddha, the “awakened one,” and devoted the rest of his life to teaching the way to enlightenment that he himself had found, giving birth to one of the world’s great religions. The Buddha, airing Sunday, December 7 at 5 p.m. on WXXI World, is a documentary directed by award-winning filmmaker David Grubin that brings to life Siddhartha and his journey.

This program is offered with Descriptive Video (DVi), which provides concise descriptions of the sets, scenery, costumes, action, and other important visual elements between the dialogue of the program.

Please note that the date and time presented in this preview do not reflect our local broadcast schedule.