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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Crazy Wisdom

Somewhere deep in a forest of Bhutan, there is a gathering every twelve years of men disdom women chosen by the Old Man to enjoy a few days of anonymity. And in that moment you could be outraged, moved to tears, or inspired As to be expected with Trungpa, his words are bright, provocative, simultaneously crystal clear and cryptic at the same time. As soon as Trungpa landed in the U.

Mark rated it really liked it Mar 09, It is a suggestion, a riddle, a koan, a challenge, and an answer. A hit man is sprung from jail to kill a socialite, but strikes up a romance with a pretty parole officer instead.

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For those of you enchanted by Chongpa’s teaching, please first read Heidegger’s “on the essence of truth” before chobyam out your fulsome adulation of Chongpa’s wisdom. It was and I had never met a Tibetan Buddhist high lama before who had? From the first seminar, called “The Battle of Ego” in Los Angeles, to filming his cremation on a cloudless but rainbow-filled day in Vermont, Chogyam Trungpa blew my mind.


Trungpa Rinpoche was one of the greatest XX century buddhist masters. That Autumn, after years of heavy alcohol use, he had a cardiac arrest, and he died of heart failure the following Spring.

Bob rated it it was amazing Feb 15, The film is well-made, but glosses over the negative aspects of his operation and fails to explore the nature trkngpa the esoteric Tibetan traditions that were the main attraction at the Boulder center. Lots of well-known poets, writers and artists went to study at Trungpa’s feet.

In particular, the author discusses meditation as a practical way to uncover one’s own innate wisdom.

Dec 05, Justin rated it it was amazing. Amazing book, very insightful! One thing is certain, Trungpa’s followers weren’t the usual losers and zombies who get caught in cults.

The Boulder Buddhist center had began to acquire the reputation as a cult and that was not helped by Trungpa’s drunkenness and womanizing. Jun 21, Matt Campbell rated it liked it. Refresh and try again.

Crazy Wisdom: A Portrait of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Return to Book Page. This is the approach. Apr 15, Sarah rated it it was amazing Shelves: Edward Albert, Samuel Z.


No trivia or quizzes yet. Cyogyam Dass, Fierce Grace This time around, I was able to finish it up, but still have some pondering to do on the concept of hopelessness.

Edition 10 Both question and answer die simultaneously at some point. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you.

Apr 09, Justin rated it liked it. People want to project their fantasies of purity and goodness on their leaders and gurus. He was married and this caused his young wife a great deal of heartache.

A detailed and down-to-earth revelation of the eight aspects of Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava as they pertain to our own personal spiritual development. Jan 02, Lisa Grant rated it it was amazing.

However you can get a pretty good chotyam for who Trungpa was and how he influenced so many people by watching this documentary. Take it or leave it. The scandal that finished off the Boulder Tibetan Buddhist center is another bizarre story never mentioned in the movie. Nov 11, Gentil rated it it was amazing.

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