19th May 2019

The Enlightenment Of The Buddha

Why do we get old, get ill and die? How can we escape from suffering? The story of how Prince Siddhartha Gautama left a life of luxury to embark on a search for the answers, and how he eventually became the Buddha – the Enlightened One.

Animation by Ceiren Bell

A Day in the Life of a Buddhist Monk

Say hello to Manapo. He’s a Buddhist Monk, and TrueTube followed him around with a camera to find out what he does all day.

Holy Cribs: The Vihara

Two young Buddhists called Rushika and Amile welcome TrueTube to their Vihara in West London. We're given the full tour and learn about Buddhist beliefs and worship.

Charlie and Blue Learn about Enlightenment

Zippity-zip, let's go on a trip! Charlie and her favourite soft toy (and best friend) Blue visit a Buddhist Centre to find out what it means to be enlightened, and how Buddhists try to live more peaceful lives.

Alien Abduction: Buddhism

Orbiting Earth at this very moment, the alien survey ship “Pantheon” is abducting people to collect data about their belief systems. Srivati is beamed into the interrogation chamber to answer questions about Buddhism.

Young and Buddhist

Chris describes a type of Buddhism called Nichiren Daishonin, which teaches the power of chanting and meditation, rather than requiring followers to give up entirely on worldly pleasures.

Buddhism Can Solve It All

Tibetan monk Geshi Tashi Tsering explains the basic principles of Buddhism and how it can be used to promote peace.