Movie night: Crazy wisdom - The Life and Times of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Date: Thursday 26th Oct
Time: 7.30 pm
Venue: Christchurch Buddhist Centre, 43 Harrow St, Phillipstown, Christchurch (come to the gompa down the long driveway)
Cost: $10 donation / complimentary for members
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. 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. Raised and trained in the rigorous Tibetan monastic tradition, Trungpa came to the West and shattered our preconceived notions about how an enlightened teacher should behave - he openly smoked, drank, and had intimate relations with students - yet his teachings are recognized as authentic, vast, and influential. Twenty years after his death, with unprecedented access and exclusive archival material, Crazy Wisdom looks at the man and the myths about him, and attempts to set the record straight.