Crazy Wisdom

For those of you in New York City, our friends over at the ever-incredible Rubin Museum of Art are partnering with the Shambhala Meditation Center to present Crazy Wisdom, a film about the life and times of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.

Allen Ginsberg made him his guru. Joni Mitchell wrote a song about him. It was 1970 and he was the first Tibetan lama most Americans had ever seen. Yet he openly drank, and bedded his students. Was this how an enlightened teacher should behave? Crazy Wisdom tells the story of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche the brilliant “bad boy of Buddhism” with exclusive never-before-seen archival material and commentary from Ram Dass, Pema Chödrön and others of his circle.

$12 /$10.80 for Rubin Museum Members/$5 Student Rush.

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Tickets for Crazy Wisdom include a guided exhibition tour and a post film discussion with various discussants.