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This month's movie night will feature Crazy Wisdom, a film about the life and times of Chogyam Trunga Rinpoche. Trungpa landed in the U.S. in 1970, and legend has it that he said to his students: "Take me to your poets." He drew a following of the country's prominent avant-garde artists, spiritual teachers, and intellectuals - including R.D. Laing, John Cage, Ram Dass, and Pema Chodron.  Poet Alan Ginsberg considered Trungpa his guru; Catholic priest Thomas Merton wanted to write a book with him; music icon Joni Mitchell wrote a song about him. Trungpa became renowned for translating ancient Buddhist concepts into language and ideas that Westerners could understand. Humor was always a part of his teaching - "Enlightenment is better than Disneyland," he quipped, and he warned of the dangers of the "Western spiritual supermarket." 

Date: 
Fri, Jan 25, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Program fee: 
None