Saturday, December 24 at 5 p.m.

This program explores the life of the Buddha. Two and a half millennia ago, a new religion was born in northern India, generated from the ideas of a single man, the Buddha, a mysterious Indian sage who famously gained enlightenment while he sat under a large, shapely fig tree. The Buddha never claimed to be God or his emissary on earth.He said only that he was a human being who, in a world of unavoidable pain and suffering, had found a kind of serenity that others could find, too.