The Buddha, The Dharma, The Sangha

"Spiritual powers and their wondrous functioning--hauling water and carrying firewood." --Layman Pang, upon his realization

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Please join me Wednesday January 5th, 7 p.m. in the Landis House, where we will be viewing the excellent PBS broadcast, The Buddha: The Story of Siddhartha.

Directed by David Grubin and narrated by Richard Gere, the documentary "tells the story of the Buddha through ancient artwork that depicts the various stages of Siddhartha's journey, contemporary animation that vividly portrays the legends surrounding the Buddha and contemporary footage of norther India, where many of the religious rituals from the Buddha's time are still practiced today."

"Experts of the Buddha, representing a variety of disciplines, relate the key episodes of the Buddha's life and reflect on what his journey means for us today. They include His Holiness the Dalai Lama; poets Jane Hirshfield and W.S. Merwin; scholoars Rober Thurman, Kevin Trainor and Dr. Max Moerman; astrophysicist Trinh Xuan Thuan; and psychiatrist Mark Epstein, as well as practicing Buddhist monastics."

Show time is 7 p.m. and discussion will follow!

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