Crazy Wisdom (Paperback)

By Chogyam Trungpa

Shambhala, 9781570628948, 216pp.

Publication Date: November 13, 2001



Chogyam Trungpa describes "crazy wisdom" as an innocent state of mind that has the quality of early morning fresh, sparkling, and completely awake. This fascinating book examines the life of Padmasambhava the revered Indian teacher who brought Buddhism to Tibet to illustrate the principle of crazy wisdom. From this profound point of view, spiritual practice does not provide comfortable answers to pain or confusion. On the contrary, painful emotions can be appreciated as a challenging opportunity for new discovery. In particular, the author discusses meditation as a practical way to uncover one's own innate wisdom.

About the Author

Chogyam Trungpa (1940 1987) meditation master, teacher, and artist founded Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, the first Buddhist-inspired university in North America; the Shambhala Training program; and an international association of meditation centers known as Shambhala International. He is the author of numerous books including Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, and The Myth of Freedom."