Two upcoming items of interest in the New York area:

– The Rubin Museum of Art will screen Johanna Demetrakas’s documentary, Crazy Wisdom, about the life and times of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. (November 25 – December 3) Ticket information is here.

“Being in his presence was like being suddenly aware of an oncoming truck: it put every cell in your brain SMACK! into the present moment. And in that moment you could be outraged, moved to tears or intellectually inspired… or all at once.” – filmmaker Johanna Demetrakas

For more information:

Tickets: $12 (includes a guided tour)

Presented in association with New York Shambhala Meditation Center.

Trungpa Rinpoche

– Sensei Bonnie Myotai Treace, who led a Tricycle Retreat, “Whole Life Offering,” in the summer of 2010, will lead a workshop at Japan Society. Free ticket information here.

Sunday, December 11, 2011
Exquisite Way: Japanese Aesthetic Principles and Zen Practice Retreat
Zen priest Myotai introduces seven principles of practice that inform Zen Art and open the practitioner to self-reflection. Meditation and writing from experience exercises. To register for complimentary tickets please call (212) 715-1224.

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