Chögyam Trungpa describes “crazy wisdom” as an innocent state of mind that has the quality of early morning—fresh, sparkling, and completely awake. Well before American Buddhists and New Age acolytes began flocking to the feet of Tibet’s Dalai Lama, hippies and spiritual seekers were. A film about the life and times of Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche Buddhism permeates popular culture worldwide — we speak casually of good parking karma.
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Return to Book Page. This fascinating book examines the life of Padmasambhava—the revered Indian teacher who brought Buddhism to Tibet—to illustrate the principle of crazy wisdom.
From this profound point of view, spiritual practice does not provide comfortable answers to pain or confusion. On the contrary, painful emotions can be appreciated as a challenging opportunity for new discovery. In particular, the author discusses meditation as a practical way to uncover one’s own innate wisdom.
Crazy Wisdom the Movie — A Film About the Life and Times of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Published November 13th by Shambhala first published January 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Crazy Wisdomplease sign up. Lists with This Book. May 27, Leslie Rollins rated it it was amazing. This book helped me get through the dark days after my husband’s sudden death. Trungpa is more of a wrestle for me: When I reread the book later, it didn’t quite have the same effect.
Maybe it’s best reserved for the dark and troubled mind?
Nov 12, Heathen rated it really liked it. No sentimentality, no spiritual consumerism, no escape! Apr 15, Sarah rated it it craz amazing Shelves: This is my second time reading this wlsdom, six years apart, and trjngpa seems like a completely new book now that I am more familiar with vajra, dzogchen, and Padmasambhara.
As to be expected with Trungppa, his words are bright, provocative, simu This is my second time reading this book, six years apart, and it seems like a completely new book now that I am more familiar with vajra, dzogchen, and Padmasambhara.
As to be expected with Trungpa, his words are bright, provocative, simultaneously crystal clear and cryptic at the same time. Now it is November, nine months from my second reading, and this has easily been the best book of the year, with the aspects of Padmasambava haunted me nearly daily.
The concept of taking the unjust blame continues to blow my mind and leach into my brain follow me wherever I go. It is a suggestion, a riddle, a koan, a challenge, and an answer. There is no hope of understanding anything at all.
There is no hope of finding out who did what or what did what or how anything worked. Give wixdom your ambition to put the jigsaw puzzle together.
Give it up all together, absolutely; throw it up into the air, put it in the fireplace. Unless we give up this hope, this precious hope, there is no way chovyam at all. You can’t deceive the path because you make the path. Our wisodm consist of all these kinds of vividness rather than of virtues or sins created by those. Jan 02, Lisa Grant rated it it was amazing. I’ve read most of Cdazy books. This was one of my favorites. I’m now re-reading some of them. Dec 16, Michelle rated it really liked it Shelves: This book helped me finally understand the attraction of Tibetan Buddhism.
Jan 23, Will rated it it was amazing Shelves: Edition 10 Both question and answer die simultaneously at some point. You just let ego’s neurosis commit suicide rathing than kil Edition 10 Both question and answer die simultaneously at some point. You just let ego’s neurosis commit suicide rathing than killing it.
Crazy Wisdom: A Portrait of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Let the phenomena make fools of themselves by themselves. This is the approach. There is no point in saying: I would like to explain the whole situation inside-out.
This hopelessness is the starting point of the process of realization.
And even desolation is not regarded as home, because you are so desolately, absolutely hopeless that even loneliness is not a refuge any more. Sep 27, Alex rated it it was amazing Shelves: Always blown away by Chogyam Trungpa’s writing. This is a very advanced book dealing with advanced teachings so I was lost for a lot of it but had enough exposure that it sort of tickled parts of my brain. 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.
Feb 05, Iremler rated it it was drazy.
I defintely recommend this book but, only after you’ve read a few others on Buddhism. Otherwise, it won’t make sense. It’s quite good though, a book that may get overlooked by others teungpa you’ll be glad you found it and read it. Nov 26, Anthony Trahair rated it it was amazing. Feb 19, Duncan rated it it was amazing. Great presentation of the manifestations of Padmasambhava. Trumgpa 04, Jessica Zu rated it it was ok Wsidom 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.
Cchogyam who sells Carus teaching as Japanese Zen, Chongpa is selling Heidegger and probably a few other existentialists as Tibetan crazy wisdom. I feel sorry that most of the Westerners could not recognize their own reflections in the mystic Tibetan mirror. This makes feel how education is crucial to any cultural 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.
This makes feel how education is crucial to any cultural exchange. If you don’t even know your own tradition, cnogyam what basis can you understand a foreign culture? Jun 21, Matt Campbell rated it liked it. This book was a little repetitive. However, it has me thinking about some new concepts.
I had to wait to read this book for a while because I had a few failed attempts. This time ctazy, I was able to finish it crazh, but still have some pondering to do on the concept of hopelessness. Nov 04, Hollis Fishelson-holstine rated it liked it Shelves: Had a much harder time with this one vs spiritual materialism I’ll try again at a later time.
Nov 11, Gentil rated it it was amazing. Trungpa Rinpoche was one of the greatest XX century buddhist masters.
You always get wisdoany of his videos or books. Feb 17, Scott Rennie rated it it was amazing. Amazing book, very insightful! Jul 25, Jim Parker rated it it was amazing. 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.
The most through examination of Padmasambhava that I have encountered. Dec 05, Justin rated it it was amazing.
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A detailed and down-to-earth revelation of the eight aspects of Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava as they pertain to our own personal spiritual development. Apr 09, Justin rated it liked it. Aimee rated it liked it Apr 13, Bob rated it it was amazing Feb 15, Alfonso rated it really liked it Sep 14, Mark rated it really liked it Mar 09, Riobhcah rated it it was amazing Mar 18, Painting rated it it was amazing Jan 20, Stephen Roxborough rated it really liked it Chobyam 19, Dawn rated it it was amazing Dec 02, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
He was also trained in the Nyingma tradition, the oldest of the four schools, and was an adherent of the rimay or wisdon movement within Tibetan Buddhism, which aspired to bring together and make available all the valuable teachings of the different schools, free of sectarian rivalry.