CANCELLED: A New View Film Series: Crazy WIsdom: THe Life and TImes of Chogyam Trungpa
March 25, 2020
CANCELLED: A New View Film Series: Crazy WIsdom: THe Life and TImes of Chogyam Trungpa

Due to the on-going impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Butler University is suspending Butler sponsored events of more than 50 people out of the highest concern for the health, safety, and wellness of our campus community through April 4 (now extended through April 12 via Governor Holcomb's directive).  Should the event be rescheduled or there are additional cancellations, the most up to date information can be found on, social media and/or our newsletter.

Presented in partnership with the Center for Interfaith Cooperation

A New View Film Series seeks to promote understanding and foster respect for differences through the lenses of interfaith understanding, diversity, civil discourse, and social justice. 

This film leaves ambiguity about controversial topics, including questions of sexual misconduct.  We hope audiences will participate in a discussion immediately following the film to unpack what the film explores as well as what it leaves un-explored about the life and times of Chogyum Trungpa.

Crazy Wisdom: The Life and Times of Chogyam Trungpa by Johanna Demetrakas, 2011

Crazy Wisdom explores 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. His teachings are recognized as authentic, vast, and influential.

Doors open at 6:30 PM.

This event is free and open to the public, no tickets required.