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Buddhist Movie Night

Film: Crazy Wisdom

Sunday[masked], Doors at 7:00 PM, Starts at 7:30 PM, Ends at 9:30 PM, $7 / $5 for SPACE Members & Students with ID, All Ages

Purchase tickets here.

Crazy Wisdom is the long-awaited feature documentary to explore the life, teachings, and "crazy wisdom" of Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, a pivotal figure in bringing Tibetan Buddhism to the West. Called a genius, rascal, and social visionary; 'one of the greatest spiritual teachers of the 20th century,' and 'the bad boy of Buddhism,' Trungpa defied categorization.

Raised and trained in the rigorous Tibetan monastic tradition, Trungpa came to the West and shattered our preconceived notions about how an enlightened teacher should behave - he openly smoked, drank, and had intimate relations with students - yet his teachings are recognized as authentic, vast, and influential.

For 17 years in North America, Trungpa taught Buddhism as though it were a matter of life and death. He was committed to creating the foundation from which to build an enlightened society. Allen Ginsberg considered him his guru; Thomas Merton wanted to write a book with him; Joni Mitchell wrote a song about him.

Filmed in the UK, Tibet, Canada, and the US, twenty years after Trungpa’s death, with unprecedented access and exclusive archival material, Crazy Wisdom looks at the man and the myths about him, and attempts to set the record straight. "It wasn't what he taught, it was how he taught," says Pema Chodron, author, teacher and former student of Trungpa.

Presented with the Maine Buddhist Gathering.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I didn't do a better job helping the group find each other at Otto or the movie. Will figure something out for next time.

    October 22, 2012

  • Noel Carter D.

    Interesting and enjoyable.

    October 21, 2012

  • TomC

    You can buy them online here, I would recommend buying in advance, I think this may be a popular movie:

    http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/268476

    October 15, 2012

  • Ginny F.

    look forward to being with you all and seeing this.

    October 13, 2012

  • Joyce C.

    are tickets available at the door?

    October 11, 2012

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