If you don't know this already, His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be visiting Indiana in May, with a stop in Bloomington on May 12 and 13 and an appearance on Friday, May 14 at Conseco Fieldhouse.
To get you all warmed up for this, PBS (WFYI Channel 20) is airing The Buddha, a documentary by award-winning filmmaker David Grubin and narrated by Richard Gere. The film aims to tell the story of the Buddha’s life, and features the work of artists who have portrayed the Buddha's life through sculpture and painting.
Interviewees for the documentary, which airs at 8 p.m., include Pulitzer Prize winning poet W.S. Merwin and the Dalai Lama. Learn more about the history of Buddhism, the practice of meditation, and suggestions on how to incorporate the Buddha’s teachings on compassion and mindfulness into daily life.