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Contemplating Crazy Wisdom

Crazy Wisdom: The Life and Times of Chögyam Trungpa premiered almost a year ago at the Santa Barbara Film Festival. Johanna Demetrakas’s feature-length documentary has made its way across North America, playing to sold out audiences in New York; Boston; Los Angeles; Boulder; Vancouver; and Halifax, Nova Scotia, among other locations. Now, Crazy Wisdom is … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs read Chögyam Trungpa

Steve Jobs read Chögyam Trungpa, according to Bianca Bosker in the Huffington Post article “The Steve Jobs Reading List: The Books and Artists That Made the Man.” Bosker reports that, “during his freshman year at Reed College, Jobs befriended Daniel Kottke, who went on to work at Apple, and together they devoured books such as … Continue reading

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Much Wisdom to be Found in Crazy Wisdom

Early in the 1970’s Chögyam Trungpa coined the term “crazy wisdom” to describe an advanced stage of realization on the Tibetan Buddhist path in which the teacher’s compassion drives him or her to transcend conventional norms. It is about being willing to do whatever is necessary to wake people up. But it is not about … Continue reading