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Trungpa is more of a wrestle for me: But compassion is not so much being kind; it is being creative to wake a person up. Maybe it’s best reserved for the dark and troubled mind? My feelings about Trungpa have trungpz mixed from the start.

Dec 05, Justin rated it it was amazing. Ram Dass, Fierce Grace This article needs additional citations for verification.

Chögyam Trungpa – Wikipedia

So whatever community it may be, it is necessary for it to have this kind of spiritual support. Apr 15, Sarah rated it grungpa was amazing Shelves: Some accounts ascribe the accident to drinking. His aim was, in his own words, to bring chlgyam to everyday life. Inhe moved to England to study comparative religion, philosophy, and fine arts at Oxford University. Ordained as a bhikshu full monk. Nov 04, Hollis Fishelson-holstine rated it liked it Shelves: Retrieved from ” https: Observes a year-long retreat in Mill Village, Nova Scotia.

Chogya, is supporting us. Chos-kyi Rgya-mtshowhich means “ocean of dharma “. Suzuki who sells Carus teaching as Japanese Zen, Chongpa is selling Heidegger and probably a few other existentialists as Tibetan crazy wisdom.

Crazy Wisdom

This kind of big spirit, without clinging to some special religion or form of practice, is necessary for human beings. Begins teaching at University of Colorado. The way you can struggle with this is to be supported by something, something you don’t know. Trungpa also founded more than meditation centers crazzy the world. The Steinbecks said the cocaine use was kept secret from the wider Vajradhatu community. 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.


There is no hope of understanding anything at all. Conducts the first Dharma Art seminar. On April 23,twenty-year-old Trungpa set out on an epic nine-month escape from his homeland.

A number of observers have reported that his cremation there on May 26,was accompanied by various atmospheric trungps and other signs traditionally viewed as marks of enlightenment. Refresh and try again. From my perspective, I could always be pretty direct with him. Chogyak sexuality has been one of the sources of controversy, as he cultivated relations with a number of his female students.

For those of you enchanted by Chongpa’s teaching, please first read Heidegger’s “on the essence of truth” before pouring out your fulsome adulation of Chongpa’s wisdom. First, Rinpoche always wanted feedback.

This book helped me get through the dark days after my husband’s sudden death. Students were often angered, unnerved and intimidated by him, but many remained fiercely loyal, committed, and devoted. In Shambhala terms, it ttungpa possible, moment by moment, for individuals to establish enlightened society. I imagine, at least, that I’ve learned some things from him though maybe not all of them were trungpq things I was “supposed” to learn and some through him, and I’m grateful to him for those.

The Path of Dharma Art. That is how he built his entire teaching situation.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This would not be a great book for those just new to Buddhism but those who have studied at least the Mahayana teachings and have an idea of what’s to come, this is a great read. Butterfield noted “disquieting resemblances” to cults, and “to be part of Trungpa’s inner circle, you had to take a vow never to reveal or even discuss some of the things he did.


Crazy Wisdom: The Life & Times of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche () – IMDb

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. Upon moving to the United States inTrungpa traveled around North America, gaining renown for his ability to present the essence of the highest Buddhist teachings in a form readily understandable to Western students.

Let this be recognized by all people of both elevated and ordinary station. Share this Rating Title: This is the approach. Observes a year-long retreat in Charlemont, Massachusetts. 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. In a letter to members of a Naropa class investigating the incident, Merwin concluded.

At seminary the couple kept to themselves. 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.

In addition to making a variety of traditional contemplative practices available to the community, he incorporated his students’ already existing interests especially anything relating to Japanese cultureevolving specialized teachings on wiscom meditative approach to these various disciplines.

Establishes Dorje Khyung Dzonga retreat facility in southern Colorado.