OPEN CINEMA Presents “Crazy Wisdom, ” January 18

OPEN CINEMA’s next event will be on Wednesday, January 18 at the Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St.

We will screen the documentary Crazy Wisdom, in partnership with the Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre.


Where: Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St.

When: doors 5:30pm, screening at 7pm

Suggested donation: $10-$20 at the door


Raised in the rigorous Tibetan monastic tradition, Chogyam Trungpa came to the West

and taught Buddhism as though it were a matter of life and death. He was

committed to creating the foundation from which to build an enlightened society.


He was also known as “the bad boy” of Buddhism,

shattering notions about how an enlightened teacher should behave. 20 years after his death, Trungpa’s name still evokes

admiration & outrage. What made him tick? What is enlightenment, anyway?


Featuring an after-screening discussion with Victoria Shambala Director Layth Matthews (also CEO of RateMiser Mortgage Advisors), Rebecca Hazell, Elizabeth Hazell and Louise Trussler Mangan. These spiritual luminaries are also very informed about our current economic realities, so the post-screening discussion will explore both Trungpa’s spiritual legacy and the role of spirituality in our changing economy. It promises to be a very interesting and unusual evening. Hope to see you there!