The Tricycle BuddhaFest Online Film Festival is entering its final week today, and we’re very excited to start showing Crazy Wisdom, a documentary about the life and times of the influential and controversial Tibetan teacher Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.

Trungpa is a major figure in the history of Buddhism in the West. He fled Tibet after the Chinese invasion, studied at Oxford, and shattered many notions of how an enlightened teacher should act. He openly drank alcohol, renounced his monastic vows, and had sexual relationships with some of his female students. And yet, despite all of this, the brilliance of his teachings is hard to miss and he inspired many great students.

Watch an interview with filmmaker Johanna Demetrakas about Crazy Wisdom here.

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