Buddhism: The Path to Enlightenment

United States, 1980

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Traces the life of the Buddha from his birth as a prince through time spent as a wandering mendicant in search of a solution for life’s sorrow to his later years when he trudged the dusty paths of India preaching his ego-shattering life-redeeming message. That message is threaded throughout the film as we visit monasteries and families in two different craft communities and see how Buddhism has influenced the lives of these gentle people in southeast Asia.

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Credits

production company

Hartley Productions

director

Elda Hartley

Duration

00:29:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1980

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

324501

Language

English

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Buddhism

History → History

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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