Screening and discussion of “Crazy Wisdom: The Life and Times of Chogyam Trungpa”
Crazy Wisdom is the first film to explore the life and “crazy wisdom” of Chogyam Trungpa, ‘the bad boy of Buddhism,’ who brought Tibetan Buddhism to the West. Chogyam Trungpa, a renowned Tibetan Buddhist leader, shattered notions about how an enlightened teacher should behave when he renounced his monk’s vows & eloped with a sixteen-year-old aristocrat. Twenty years after his death, Trungpa’s name still evokes admiration and outrage. What made him tick? And just what is enlightenment, anyway?
Each of us has a unique view through which we see the world. Shaped by our experiences, culture and familial identity, this view forms our beliefs, values and way of life. A New View Film Series seeks to promote understanding and foster respect for differences through the lenses of interfaith understanding, social justice and diversity and, civil discourse.
The series will take place every other month from September 2019-March 2020 at Butler University’s Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall (located adjacent to Robertson Hall). Doors open at 6:30 PM, film screening begins at 7:00 PM.
The Series is free and open to the public.