April 4, 2011
Chewyguru’s (Gesar Mukpo’s) slide/music collage tribute to his perfect teacher and dad, on the anniversary of the death of Chögyam Trungap, Rinpoche.
December 4, 2009
To the greater Shambhala sangha….
& Dylan fans.
(includes practice instructions 🙂 )
Sinéad Lohan’s superlative version of Bob Dylan’s “To Ramona”. Taken from Donal Lunny’s “Sult – Spirit of the Music” TV series – recorded around 1996.
October 13, 2008
Crazy Wisdom: The Life & Times of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, is a film being prepared by Johanna Demetrekas. IMDb describes it:
Crazy Wisdom is the long-awaited 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; ‘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 – he openly smoked, drank, and had intimate relations with students – yet his teachings are recognized as authentic, vast, and influential. Twenty years after his death, with unprecedented access and exclusive archival material, Crazy Wisdom looks at the man and the myths about him, and attempts to set the record straight.
Here’s a preview of the film.
September 10, 2008
July 29, 2008
Comedian Roberto Benigni says it all, and then the gravelly-voiced Tom Waits sings it: “It’s a sad and beautiful world.” Indeed. If you haven’t seen it before, check out Jim Jarmusch’s “Down By Law” (1986).
July 29, 2008
Martha Wainwright: I Wish I Were
A song about fear, and about today (the video is unofficial, by whoever made the YouTube video – maybe close your eyes).