Start your new year off right with some crazy wisdom

On Jan. 18, Open Cinema and the Victoria Shambala Centre will start the new year off with a gong

On Jan. 18, Open Cinema and the Victoria Shambala Centre will start the new year off with a gong by screening the Victoria premiere of the enlightening documentary Crazy Wisdom: The Life and Times of Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche.

The post-screening discussion will focus on the role of spirituality in our changing economy, with Layth Matthews, director of the Victoria Shambala Centre and CEO of RateMiser mortgage; Rebecca Hazell, Shastri, Victoria Shambala Centre; Louise Trussler Mangan, chair, InterSpiritual Centre Vancouver; Elizabeth Hazell, Craigdarroch Castle.

Chogyam Trungpa was known as ‘the bad boy of Buddhism’. He brought Tibetan Buddhism to the West and shattered notions about how an enlightened teacher should behave. Twenty years after his death, Trungpa’s name still evokes admiration and outrage.

The Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St., at 7 p.m., $10-15 suggested donation.