|Asia Society Texas Center|
in partnership with Dawn Mountain Center for Contemplative Study and Practice
and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, presents
A Documentary Directed by Award-Winning Filmmaker David Grubin
Introduced by Dr. B. Jill Carroll and Dr. Anne C. Klein
Sunday, October 24, 1:30-4:00 p.m.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Brown Auditorium Theater
Free and open to the public
Seated limited and first-come, first-served
A reception follows the program
"Buddhism is growing more and more popular in America," filmmaker David Grubin said in discussing what motivated him to create The Buddha.
"But the Buddha himself remains a mysterious, exotic figure, the founder of a religion in a different key. The Buddha never claimed to be God, or his emissary. He said only that in a world of unavoidable pain and suffering, he had found a serenity which others could find, too."
This two-hour documentary, narrated by Richard Gere, features depictions of the Buddha's life by some of the world's greatest artists and sculptors and offers insights into the Buddha's life by contemporary Buddhists, including Pulitzer Prize-winning poet W.S. Merwin and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Join Dr. B. Jill Carroll and Dr. Anne C. Klein as they introduce this special screening by considering the relevance of the Buddha's life and teachings to the challenges of our own time.
Carroll is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Rice University, where she also directed the Boniuk Center for Religious Tolerance until June 2009. Klein is a Professor and a former Chair of Religious Studies at Rice University and a founding director of Dawn Mountain, Center for Contemplative Study and Practice.
Sunday's screening is sponsored in part by the Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation. Call Dawn Mountain at 713-630-0354 for more information.
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