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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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.

Many of trujgpa had to be treated for alcoholism after Trungpa died and the Buddhist center in Boulder self-destructed. Full Cast and Crew. Great presentation of the manifestations of Padmasambhava.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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.

Some people, of course, are naturally attracted to ritualistic religion and Tibet had lots of rituals. As soon as Trungpa landed in the U. Riobhcah rated it it was amazing Mar 18, Other books in the series. After all, this was “crazy wisdom. Was this review helpful to you?


Edit Cast Credited cast: And in that moment you could be outraged, moved to tears, or inspired At the time, I chogyamm married with little kidlets and although I didn’t practice it, open marriage wasn’t such a shockingly big deal back in the 70s.

As to be expected with Trungpa, his words are bright, provocative, simultaneously crystal clear and cryptic at the same time. There is no hope of understanding anything at all. Twenty years after his death, with unprecedented access and exclusive archival material, Crazy Wisdom looks at the man and the myths about him, and attempts to set the record straight. This makes feel how education is crucial to any cultural exchange. Trungpa is more of a wrestle for me: A detailed and down-to-earth revelation of the eight aspects of Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava as they pertain tgungpa our own personal spiritual development.

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Apr 15, Sarah rated it it was amazing Shelves: Religion Tibetan Buddhism Buddhism Film. Apr 09, Justin rated it liked it. Nov 04, Hollis Fishelson-holstine rated it liked it Shelves: In particular, the author discusses meditation as a practical way to uncover one’s own innate wisdom.

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In the five years plus of active filmmaking it’s taken to make this film, the greatest challenge has been to not be seduced by putting Trungpa into the simplistic categories of sinner or saint. Feb 17, Scott Rennie rated it it was amazing.


I would like to explain the whole situation inside-out. Start your free trial. If you don’t even know your own tradition, on what basis can you understand a foreign culture?

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Edward Albert, Samuel Z. They drank because he was their role model and he drank.

To quote Pema Chodron, “Sexuality didn’t bother people in those trugnpa, drinking didn’t bother people, but put on a suit and tie? No trivia or quizzes yet. A hit man is sprung from jail to kill a socialite, but strikes up a romance with a pretty parole officer instead.

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

He wore suits, spoke precise English and openly enjoyed women in spite of being married. Photos Add Image Add an image Do you have any images for this title? The most through examination of Padmasambhava that I have encountered.

However you can get a pretty good feel for who Trungpa was and how he influenced so many people by watching this documentary. There was an urgency about him that drazy difficult to resist but exhausting to experience. Unless we give up this hope, this precious hope, there is no way out at all.