And then he died. Until now. Demetrakas—who has directed TV shows like L. Law and Doogie Howser, M. There were three thousand people at the cremation, which was presided over by His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. But there was no real money, and so the idea of a film based on the cremation was dropped.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published November 13th by Shambhala first published January 1st More Details Original Title. Dharma Ocean. Other Editions 7.
Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Crazy Wisdom , please sign up. Uurmish It is a bit. If you try to see something in you that is ALWAYS ready to perceive that appears before your five senses at all times - waking, dream sle …more It is a bit. If you try to see something in you that is ALWAYS ready to perceive that appears before your five senses at all times - waking, dream sleeping and deep sleeping, you may find this book easy to understand.
It takes a little flip to see this knowing entity in you that cognizes and recognizes but once you do it, this book is a piece of cake to read. See 1 question about Crazy Wisdom…. Lists with This Book.
Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Crazy Wisdom. May 27, Leslie M. This book helped me get through the dark days after my husband's sudden death. Trungpa is more of a wrestle for me: he irks me then suddenly cuts right through to the heart. 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? View 1 comment. View 2 comments. Apr 15, Sarah rated it it was amazing Shelves: buddhism. 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. The book covers: some aspects of the crazy wisdom tradition, including questions by students and Trungpa's answers, relating to hope and fear on the tantric or crazy wisdom path , and the eight aspects of Padmasambava, the kind of original crazy wisdom figure.
As to be expected with Trungpa, 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 up 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 out at all. You can't deceive the path because you make the path. Our lives consist of all these kinds of vividness rather than of virtues or sins created by those. Nov 12, Heathen rated it really liked it. No sentimentality, no spiritual consumerism, no escape! Fascinating stuff!
Aug 04, Jessica Zu rated it it was ok Shelves: religion. 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. Just like D. Suzuki 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, on what basis can you understand a foreign culture? Jan 02, Lisa Grant rated it it was amazing. I've read most of Trungpa's books. This was one of my favorites. I'm now re-reading some of them. Dec 16, Michelle rated it really liked it Shelves: buddhism , non-fiction. This book helped me finally understand the attraction of Tibetan Buddhism. Sep 27, Alex rated it it was amazing Shelves: food-for-thought.
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 amazing. 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 but you'll be glad you found it and read it. Nov 26, Anthony Trahair rated it it was amazing. Fantatic book. Loved it. Feb 19, Duncan rated it it was amazing. Great presentation of the manifestations of Padmasambhava. 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 around, I was able to finish it up, but still have some pondering to do on the concept of hopelessness. Nov 04, Hollis Fishelson-holstine rated it liked it Shelves: spiritual , didn-t-finish.
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. Great book!!
Crazy Wisdom: A Portrait of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Recognized both by Tibetan Buddhists and by other spiritual practitioners and scholars   as a preeminent teacher of Tibetan Buddhism, he was a major figure in the dissemination of Buddhism in the West,  founding Vajradhatu and Naropa University and establishing the Shambhala Training method. Among his contributions are the translation of numerous Tibetan Buddhist texts ,  the introduction of the Vajrayana teachings to the West, and a presentation of the Buddhadharma largely devoid of ethnic trappings. Trungpa coined the term crazy wisdom. He was deeply trained in the Kagyu tradition and received his khenpo degree at the same time as Thrangu Rinpoche ; they continued to be very close in later years.
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From the first seminar, called "The Battle of Ego" in Los Angeles, to filming his cremation on a cloudless but rainbow-filled day in Vermont, Chogyam Trungpa blew my mind. Being in his presence was like being suddenly aware of an oncoming truck -- it put every cell in your brain SMACK! And in that moment you could be outraged, moved to tears, or inspired It was and I had never met a Tibetan Buddhist high lama before who had? He wore suits, spoke precise English and openly enjoyed women in spite of being married. At the time, I was married with little kidlets and although I didn't practice it, open marriage wasn't such a shockingly big deal back in the 70s.