Bhusuku: Shantideva’s Three Perfections : Dale Borglum & Robert A.F. Thurman at Menla | 11/1/2017

Bhusuku: Shantideva’s Three Perfections Buddhist Insights and Practices for Life, Death & the In-Between Retreat with Dale Borglum & Robert A.F. Thurman

In this video Professor Robert AF Thurman tells the story of Shantideva’s name Bhusuku & the origins of his teaching “The Way of the Bodhisattva (Bodhicharyavatara)” during his monastic days at Nālandā in India.

From Wikipedia: “To the other students, he seemed to be the laziest person there, so they called him bhusuku. Bhu comes from bhukta, which means eating. And su comes from susta, which means sleeping. And ku comes from kuchiwa, which means just walking. So bhusuku is one who just eats, sleeps, and goes out to the toilet. ”

Recorded at Menla‘s Nalanda Conference Center in Phoenicia, New York during the Oct 31st 2015 Halloween Evening Discussion of the 2015 “Death & Deathlessness: Buddhist Insights and Practices for Life, Death & the In-Between Retreat” with Dale Borglum & Robert Thurman.

This video is an excerpt from the Tibet House US Member Archive Video: “Halloween, Death & Deathlessness with Dale Borglum & Robert Thurman at Menla” video. To watch the full video please visit the THUS Member Archive. Full Digital Access Begins at $2 a month.

Shantideva: How To Wake Up a Hero Art by Tenzin Norbu via Wisdom Publications

 

Listen to “Meditation, Death & Dying : Episode #126 of the Bob Thurman Podcast” by Robert AF Thurman also recorded at the 2015 Menla Program visit: www.bobthurman.com.

To Read a blog article by a participant of the Tibet House US Program visit: www.evaleestudio.com.

YouTube Thumbnail image from “Shantideva: How To Wake Up a Hero” by Tenzin Norbu & Dominique Townsend Now available via Wisdom Publications.

To learn more about Tibet House US programs & retreat rental spaces in the heart of the Catskills at Menla please visit: www.menla.us.

Full Digital Access Begins at $2 a month.

Thumbnail Illustration by Joe Wilson www.joe-wilson.com.

? Music by Tenzin Choegyal, Used with Permission www.tenzinchoegyal.com

About Dale Dorglum

Dale Borglum is the founder and Executive Director of Living/Dying Project. He is a pioneer in the conscious dying movement and has worked directly with thousands of people with life-threatening illness and their families for over 30 years. He is the co-author of “Journey of Awakening: A Meditator’s Guidebook” and has taught meditation for the past 35 years. He has intensively immersed himself in the practices of devotion, meditation, and contemplative prayer for over forty years, studying with many of the greatest masters of the last century, including Neem Karoli Baba, Suzuki Roshi, Ananda Mayee Ma, Kalu Rinpoche, the 16th Karmapa, Dilgo Khyentse, Mahasi Sayadaw, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Trungpa Rinpoche, Goenka, Dudjom Rinpoche and HH the Dalai Lama. Dale has taught with Ram Dass, Stephen Levine, Joan Halifax, Jack Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein, Rev. Wayne Muller, and many others.

The Living/Dying Project offers conscious and compassionate support in the spirit of mutual exploration to those facing life-threatening illness, to their caregivers, to those facing life’s most difficult situations, and to anyone committed to spiritual transformation.

To learn more about the work of Dale Borglum & The Living/Dying Project please visit: www.livingdying.org.

About Robert A.F. Thurman

 Robert Thurman is Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University as well as co-founder and President of Tibet House US and it’s Menla Retreat & Dewa Spa in service of HH Dalai Lama & the people of Tibet. To listen to his free weekly podcasts please visit: www.bobthurman.com.

Suggested Books & Audio by Robert A.F. Thurman:

Man of Peace: Illustrated Life Story of Tibet’s Dalai Lama (Book), Infinite Life: Awakening to Bliss Within (Book), Anger: The Seven Deadly Sins (Book), Inner Revolution (Book), Circling the Sacred Mountain : A Spiritual Adventure Through the Himalayas (Book),  Essential Tibetan Buddhism (Book), The Tibetan Book of the Dead: The Great Book of Natural Liberation Through Understanding in the Between (Book)  The Jewel Tree of Tibet: The Enlightenment Engine of Tibetan Buddhism (Book),  The Central Philosophy of Tibet (Book),  The Holy Teaching of Vimalakirti: A Mahayana Scripture (Book), Life & Teachings of Tsong Khapa (Book), Why the Dalai Lama Matters: His Act of Truth as the Solution for China, Tibet, and the World (Book) & Liberation Upon Hearing in the Between: Living with the Tibetan Book of the Dead (Audio).

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