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Location: Austin Shambhala Meditation Center

Viewing of CRAZY WISDOM: The Life and Times of Chogyam Trungpa

“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.” 

-—Lisa Leeman, Producer


Join us for some shrine room cleaning and a presentation of the film Crazy Wisdom.  Join us again on Thursday evening (April 4), when we celebrate the parinirvana of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche with practice, food, and remembrances.

The 2011 film Crazy Wisdom explores the life of Trungpa Rinpoche (recounted via interviews with devotees like Ram Dass, Allen Ginsberg and Pema Chodron) who was renowned for translating Buddhist teachings into language and ideas that Westerners could understand, while shattering all preconceived notions about the way an enlightened teacher should behave. Trungpa’s teachings are recognized by Western philosophers and spiritual leaders, including the Dalai Lama, as authentic and profound. Decades after his death, Trungpa’s name still evokes both admiration and outrage. 

Cleaning 12:30 – 1:30

Film 1:30 – 3:00

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