Tuesday, July 23, 2013

TV: Two Buddhist specials tonight (PBS)

Mara Schaeffer, Seven, CC Liu, Wisdom Quarterly; PBSsocal.org

The PBS (Public Broadcasting Station) in Los Angeles, KCET, went under. But this broadcast is nevertheless available in Los Angeles from Orange County's KOCE. The station comes in great with an antenna on Channel 50.1; 50.2 and/or 50.4 also come in.

Trailer: "Bones of the Buddha" (PBS/National Geographic)

The Buddha - A Story of the Buddha's Life
SubscriptionFreeTVThis documentary by award-winning filmmaker David Grubin, narrated by Richard Gere, tells the story of the Buddha's life, a journey 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 millenia, have depicted the Buddha's life in beautiful and complex art.

Gain insights into the ancient narrative by contemporary Buddhists, including Pulitzer Prize winning poet W.S. Merwin and the 14th Dalai Lama. Join the conversation and learn more about meditation, the history of Buddhism, and how to incorporate the Buddha's teachings on loving compassion and mindful wisdom into daily life.

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