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Seven Wonders of the Buddhist World Previous Broadcasts

KQED 9: Sun, Jun 8, 2014 -- 9:30 PM

Historian Bettany Hughes travels to spectacular and significant locations to offer a unique insight into one of the most ancient belief systems still practiced today. Buddhism began 2500 years ago when one man had an amazing internal revelation underneath a peepul tree in India. Today it is practiced by more than 350 million people worldwide, with numbers continuing to grow year after year. In an attempt to gain a better understanding of the different beliefs and practices that form the core of the Buddhist philosophy, investigate how Buddhism started and how it spread, Hughes visits some of the most spectacular monuments built by Buddhists across the globe. This beautifully produced and absorbing documentary - a religious travelogue so to speak - includes interviews with Robert Thurman, the leading world expert on Tibetan Buddhism.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Jun 15, 2014 -- 3:30 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Jun 15, 2014 -- 3:30 PM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Jun 13, 2014 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Jun 13, 2014 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Jun 12, 2014 -- 9:30 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jun 12, 2014 -- 9:30 PM
  • KQED Life: Mon, Jun 9, 2014 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Mon, Jun 9, 2014 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Jun 8, 2014 -- 9:30 PM
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