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Crazy Wisdom Screening with Johanna Demetrakas

Feb 29, 2012 01:25PM

The Loft Cinema will present a showing of Crazy Wisdom, with a personal appearance by the film’s Director, Johanna Demetrakas, at 7 p.m., March 3.

Crazy Wisdom is the longawaited 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, the guru has also been credited as one of the greatest spiritual teachers of the 20th century and at the same time, tagged as “the bad boy of Buddhism.” Trungpa defied categorization.

Johanna Demetrakas, director, on left
Johanna Demetrakas, director, on left
Raised and trained in the rigorous Tibetan monastic tradition, Trungpa came to the West and shattered 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.

The film’s regular engagement starts March 2. Location: 3233 E Speedway Blvd., Tucson. For more information visit

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