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I wouldn’t encourage anyone to become a student of his. Apr 15, Sarah rated it it was amazing Shelves: Merwin had arrived at the Naropa Institute that summer and been told by Allen Ginsberg that he ought to attend the seminary. Lists with This Book.

Crazy Wisdom by Chögyam Trungpa

Feb 17, Scott Rennie rated it it was amazing. I feel sorry that most of the Westerners could not recognize their own reflections in the mystic Tibetan mirror.

This time around, I was able to finish it up, but still have some pondering to do on the concept of hopelessness. I’m now re-reading some of them. Aimee rated it liked it Apr 13, I’ve crszy most of Trungpa’s books. I won’t even begin to claim that I understand Crazy Wisdom but this book actually a series of lectures with questions by students gave me much to consider.

Visits Nova Scotia for the first time. This was exacerbated by Tendzin’s own behavior as lineage holder. Learn more More Like This. Establishes Ashoka Credit Union. According to Trungpa, it was his intention to propagate the kingdom of Shambala that provided the necessary inspiration to leave his homeland and make the arduous journey to India and the West.


Other books in the series. Give up your ambition to put the jigsaw puzzle together.

Retrieved December 5, Of Trungpa, the Dalai Lama later wrote, “Exceptional as one of the first Tibetan lamas to become fully assimilated into Western culture, he made a powerful contribution to revealing the Tibetan approach to inner peace in the West.

He trusts you completely. Recognized both by Tibetan Buddhists and by other spiritual practitioners and scholars [2] [3] as a preeminent teacher of Tibetan Buddhismhe was a major figure in the dissemination of Buddhism to the West, [4] founding Vajradhatu and Naropa University and establishing the Shambhala Training method.

In one account, he encouraged students to give up smoking marijuanaclaiming that the smoking was not of benefit to their spiritual progress and that it exaggerated neurosis. However, it has me thinking about some new concepts. Begins teaching at University of Colorado.

Crazy Wisdom

Forms the organization that will become the Shambhala Lodge, a group of students dedicated to fostering enlightened society.

Retrieved 12 December On the contrary, mine were unveiled. According to Trungpa’s former student Stephen Butterfield, “Trungpa told us that if we ever tried to leave the Vajrayana, we would suffer unbearable, subtle, continuous anguish, and disasters would pursue us like furies”. January Learn how and when to remove this template message. Follows the Dalai Lama to India during the Tibetan uprisingwhich failed to overthrow the Chinese government.

As I recall, Johanna and her husband were students of Trungpa and so were present to shoot a lot of footage of Trungpa in various locations. That is not the point, you know. Naropa was the first accredited Buddhist university in North America. Forms the Upaya Council, a mediation council providing a forum for resolving disputes. His death was a great loss. The Holy Madmen of Tibet. Establishes the Midsummer’s Day festival and Children’s Day.


It is presented as a path that “brings dignity, confidence, and wisdom to every facet of life. The Sacred Path of the Warriorprovides a concise collection of the Shambhala views.

Trivia About Crazy Wisdom. You can’t deceive the path because you make the path. Ordained as a bhikshu full monk. Edit Storyline 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 West.

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I defintely recommend this book but, only after you’ve read a few others on Buddhism. Painting rated it it was amazing Jan 20, Called a genius, rascal, and social visionary; ‘one of the greatest spiritual teachers of the 20th century,’ and ‘the bad boy chogyamm Buddhism,’ Trungpa defied categorization. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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This book helped me get through the dark days after my husband’s sudden death. Everything he did is significant. Full Cast and Crew.

Retrieved from ” https: Great presentation of the manifestations of Padmasambhava. InTrungpa established Vajradhatu trunhpa, encompassing all his North American institutions, headquartered in Boulder, Colorado.