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: This is a very advanced book dealing with advanced teachings so I was lost for a lot of it but had enough exposure that it sort of tickled parts of my brain. Edit Widdom Credited cast: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Amazing book, very insightful!

Crazy Wisdom

Was this review helpful to you? Jan 02, Lisa Grant rated it it was amazing. Other books in the series.

Feb 19, Duncan rated it it was amazing. Sep 27, Alex rated it it was amazing Shelves: He was a genuine Tibetan and supposedly enlightened and conventional rules didn’t apply to him. As soon as Trungpa landed truntpa the U. It is a suggestion, a riddle, a koan, a challenge, and an answer. So it took years of practice and study to understand that in Tibetan Buddhism, his outrageous “crazy crszy teaching style” was just another tradition.


Jun 21, Matt Campbell rated it liked it. Some people, of course, are naturally attracted to ritualistic religion and Tibet had lots of rituals.

You always get wisdoany of crazu videos or books. It is probably unrealistic for people to expect their saints to be totally pure and without usual human failings.

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A woman working in the B movie industry begins examining the industry and the damaged, desperate people who work in it. That his behavior was eccentric and even scandalous was just an added attraction.

Crazy Wisdom: A Portrait of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Painting rated it it wisdmo amazing Jan 20, What inspired me was the daunting possibility of creating an experience for the audience to catch a glimpse of the unconditional brilliance of an enlightened mind, Tibetan Buddhist style.

And Buddhism has always had an aspect of psychotherapy, a promise of healing for minds in distress, especially for people unable to afford expensive shrinks. No human chhogyam live up to those impossible expectations. After BC, a new philosophy was born in South east Asia, generated from the ideas of Buddha, a mysterious Prince from Nepal who gained enlightenment while he sat under a large, shapely What Were They Thinking?


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. Trungpa’s addiction to alcohol was legendary and this film doesn’t try to cover it up.

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.

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The Buddha TV Movie As to be expected with Trungpa, his words are bright, provocative, simu 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.

His students argue that the booze didn’t impair his judgment but the facts speak otherwise. I’m now re-reading some of them. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Great presentation of the manifestations of Padmasambhava.