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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Called a genius, rascal, and social visionary; ‘one of the greatest spiritual teachers of the 20th century,’ and ‘the bad boy of Buddhism,’ Trungpa defied categorization. Apr 15, Sarah rated it it was amazing Shelves: Take it or leave it.

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Lots of well-known poets, writers and artists went to study at Trungpa’s feet. He took full advantage of his position as guru to ravish his female students, though wsidom all indications they went willingly to his bed. His followers defended him. It was and I had never met a Tibetan Buddhist high lama before who had?

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

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Audible Download Audio Books. There was an urgency about him that was difficult to resist but exhausting to experience. This book helped me get through the dark days after my husband’s sudden death. This fascinating book examines the chohyam of Padmasambhava—the revered Indian teacher who brought Buddhism to Tibet—to illustrate the principle of crazy wisdom.

People want to project their fantasies of purity and goodness on their leaders and gurus. Edward Albert, Samuel Z.

Give it up all together, absolutely; throw it up into the air, put it in the fireplace. Shortly thereafter, a variety of experiences—including a car accident that left him partially paralyzed on the left side of his body—led him to give up his monastic vows and work as a lay teacher.

This makes feel how education is crucial to any cultural exchange. Trungpa was a significant figure in the 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.

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In the film, I begin with phrases from a liturgy he wrote where he warned of the destructive power of the ” You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. At least Trungpa was out in the open, he was never hypocritical, what you saw was what you got. They drank because he was their role model and he drank. Was this review helpful to chhogyam


However you can get a pretty good feel for who Trungpa was and how he influenced so many people by watching this documentary. Amongst White Clouds Video There are no discussion topics on this book yet. To craz what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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It is probably unrealistic for people to expect their saints to be totally pure and without usual human failings. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Was he full of “crazy wisdom” or just crazy? Bob rated it it was amazing Feb 15, But there was a similar cultish dynamic.

Suzuki who sells Carus teaching as Japanese Zen, Chongpa is selling Heidegger and probably a few other existentialists as Tibetan crazy wisdom. After Richard Alpert was fired from Harvard in for conducting psychedelic drug research, he journeyed to India, found a guru and was renamed Ram Dass “Servant of God”.

Nov 04, Hollis Fishelson-holstine rated it liked it Shelves: After all, this was “crazy wisdom.

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