Set your TiVos, people! On April 7th, PBS has an excellent documentary coming out about the Buddha. And for those reading this after the date, still check out the link at the bottom to watch it online. I've already watched most of it online, and I gotta say, I'm very impressed. They handle very skillfully both the myth and the history of Buddhism, and they spend as much time talking about the teachings and expounding upon what they mean as they do talking about the religion aspect.
Anyone looking for a crash course in Buddhism that is also surprisingly deep should definitely check it out.
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