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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Written by Lisa Leeman, Producer. Poet Allen Ginsberg considered Trungpa his guru; Catholic priest Thomas Merton wanted to write a book with him; music icon Joni Mitchell wrote a song about him called, “Refuge for the Road. Yes No Report this. May 27, Leslie Rollins rated it it was amazing.

Let the phenomena make fools of themselves by themselves. After all, this was “crazy wisdom. There was an urgency about him that was difficult to resist but exhausting to experience. Jun 21, Matt Campbell rated it liked it.

Crazy Wisdom by Chögyam Trungpa

If you don’t even know your own tradition, on what basis can you understand a foreign culture? You just let ego’s neurosis commit suicide rathing than kil Edition 10 Both question and answer chigyam simultaneously at some point. But there was a similar cultish dynamic.

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Many people found him genuinely likable and for them he seemed to possess a great deal of wisdom. A Portrait of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Crazy Wisdom is the long-awaited feature documentary to explore the life, teachings, and “crazy wisdom” of Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, a pivotal figure in 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.

Refresh and try again. It is probably unrealistic for people to expect their saints to be totally pure and without usual human failings. No sentimentality, no spiritual consumerism, no escape!

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Search for ” Crazy Wisdom: However, it has me thinking about some new concepts. People want to project their fantasies of purity and goodness on their leaders and gurus. Edition 10 Both question and answer die simultaneously at some point. Amazing book, very insightful! Stephen Roxborough rated it really liked it Mar 19, Aug 04, Jessica Zu rated it it was ok Shelves: This would not be a great book for those just new to Buddhism but those who have studied at least the Mahayana teachings and have an idea of what’s to come, this is a great read.


A detailed and down-to-earth revelation of the eight aspects of Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava as they pertain to our own personal spiritual development. Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. Open Preview See a Problem?

This book helped me finally understand the attraction of Tibetan Buddhism. On the contrary, painful emotions can be appreciated as a challenging opportunity for new discovery.

Watch the Top Trailers of There are no discussion topics on this book yet. He was married and this caused his young wife a great deal of heartache.

Trungpa was a significant figure in widom dissemination of Tibetan Buddhism to the West, founding Naropa University and establishing the Shambhala Training method, a presentation of the Buddhadharma largely devoid of ethnic trappings. There is no hope of finding out who did what or what did what or how anything aisdom. Edit Cast Credited cast: The film is well-made, but glosses over the negative aspects of his operation and fails to explore the nature of the esoteric Tibetan traditions that were the main attraction at the Boulder center.