Movies & Documentaries
Walk in & join the viewing & post-viewing discussion of a film based on the life of Prince Siddhartha or Buddha with Fiaz Ahmed Khan
Wednesday 7 September 2016
(1993, Director Bernardo Bertolucci,
Running time: 2 hours)
In ancient Nepal, a prince called Siddhartha turns his back on his comfortable and protected life, and sets out on a journey to solve the problem of universal suffering.
As he progresses, he learns profound truths about the nature of life, consciousness and reality. Ultimately, he battles Mara (a demon representing the ego), who repeatedly tries to divert and destroy Siddhartha. Through the final complete realization of the illusory nature of his own ego, Siddhartha attains enlightenment and becomes the Buddha.
In Little Buddha, Tibetan Buddhist monks from a monastery in Bhutan, led by Lama Norbu, are searching for a child who is the rebirth of a great Buddhist teacher, Lama Dorje.