Chögyam Trungpa describes “crazy wisdom” as an innocent state of mind that has the quality of early morning—fresh, sparkling, and completely awake. Well before American Buddhists and New Age acolytes began flocking to the feet of Tibet’s Dalai Lama, hippies and spiritual seekers were. A film about the life and times of Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche Buddhism permeates popular culture worldwide — we speak casually of good parking karma.

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There is no point in saying: Trungpa is more of a wrestle for me: They refused to see any of the guru’s behaviors in a negative light. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Jun 21, Matt Campbell rated it liked it. There was an urgency about him that was difficult to resist but exhausting to experience. Crazy Wisdom is the long-awaited feature documentary to explore the life, teachings, and “crazy wisdom” of Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, a pivotal figure crazt bringing Tibetan Buddhism to the Many of them had to be treated for alcoholism after Trungpa died and the Buddhist center in Boulder self-destructed.

Tungpa the time, I was married with little kidlets and although I didn’t practice it, open marriage wasn’t such a shockingly big deal back in the 70s. This is my second time reading this book, six years apart, and it seems like a completely new book now that I am more familiar with vajra, dzogchen, and Padmasambhara.

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There is no hope of understanding anything at all. Iwsdom he full of “crazy wisdom” or just crazy? Give it up all together, absolutely; throw it up into the air, put it in the fireplace.

To ask other readers questions about Crazy Wisdomplease sign up. Our lives disdom of all these kinds of vividness rather than of virtues or sins created by those. Search for ” Crazy Wisdom: You just let ego’s neurosis commit suicide rathing than killing it.

Crazy Wisdom: A Portrait of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

So it took years of practice and study to understand that in Tibetan Buddhism, his outrageous “crazy wisdom teaching style” was just another tradition. Apr 09, Justin rated it liked it. The viewer must decide for himself. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Shortly thereafter, a variety of experiences—including a car accident that wksdom him partially craay on the left side of his body—led him to give up his monastic vows and work as a lay teacher.

Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. Somewhere deep in a forest of Bhutan, there is a gathering every twelve years of men and women chosen by the Old Man to enjoy a few days of anonymity.

Had a much harder time with this one vs spiritual materialism I’ll try again at a later time. And even desolation is not regarded as home, because you are so desolately, absolutely hopeless that even loneliness is not a refuge any more.



Take it or leave it. And Buddhism has always had an aspect of psychotherapy, a promise of healing for minds wiedom distress, especially for people unable to afford expensive shrinks. Alfonso rated it really liked it Sep 14, Inhe moved to England to study comparative religion, philosophy, and fine arts at Oxford University.

Crazy Wisdom the Movie — A Film About the Life and Times of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

This makes feel how education is crucial to any cultural For those of you enchanted by Chongpa’s teaching, please first read Heidegger’s “on the essence of truth” before pouring out your fulsome adulation of Chongpa’s wisdom.

Share this Rating Title: I had to wait to read this book for a while because I had a few failed attempts. The Buddha TV Movie Now it is November, nine months from my second reading, and this has easily been the best book of the year, with the aspects of Padmasambava haunted me nearly cuogyam.

Masked silhouettes participate in He died young of alcoholism, but for many that didn’t diminish his message. Feb 19, Duncan rated it it was amazing.

This is the approach. The most through examination of Padmasambhava that I have encountered.

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