The Life & Teachings of the Buddha

The Life & Teachings of the Buddha

The Buddha was born as Siddhartha Gautama over 2,500 years ago to a royal family in what is known today as Nepal. On Siddhartha’s day of birth, an astrologer predicted that he would either become a great king, or a great spiritual teacher. Fearing that the latter would come true, the king kept his son locked in the palace and gave him every luxury and pleasure he could imagine, thinking that if he shielded his son from harsh realities of the world, Siddhartha wouldn’t question life, or seek for deeper meaning.

The young prince spent his whole life in the palace, until one day, in his late twenties, he ventured beyond the temple walls and was quickly confronted with the realities of human suffering.