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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Richard Tines's rating of the film Crazy Wisdom: The Life & Times of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

    A nice sampler of the ideas and magnetique of a highly fallible (alcoholism, womanizing) but highly influential Buddhist teacher. A part of the Tibetan diaspora after the Communist Chinese Army invasion, Trungpa expounded/adapted the teachings of his childhood for a western culture disenchanted with the status quo, and seeking a new way of being. Still an extremely popular/controversial figure, his teachings abide,

  2. mpho3's rating of the film Crazy Wisdom: The Life & Times of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

    Near as I can tell, "crazy wisdom" is something like divine madness. Hard to grasp because Demetrakas has put together an assemblage that veers between Chögyam Trungpa's "human foibles" and spiritual teachings in a way that disconnects them, and I suspect this is because he was a charlatan with a cult-like following.