Lama Rod Owens on Love & Rage (Virtual Talk)

with Lama Rod Owens

September 13th

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    Room: Online

    Love and Rage with Lama Rod Owens

    Presented by The Lu Collective: Inscrutable Action on Inclusivity

    Sunday September 13th, 2-4PM MDT / 4-6PM EDT

    Free & open to all. Attendants are encouraged to have read his most recent book, but it is not a requirement.

    Online via Zoom, hosted by the Boulder Shambhala Center. Registration is required for link to join. Click HERE to register.


    You are invited to an afternoon with Lama Rod Owens where he will give a talk related to his new book Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation Through Anger, lead meditation and field questions from those in attendance. This event is free and open to all.

    “Lama Rod delivers his knowledge in a way that says, I’m just like you, no better and no worse. He reminds you that he too is human and a work in progress. He asks audiences to call him out if he says anything that is perpetuating misogyny, racism or anything divisive. Lama Rod has done and continues to do his own work, every day, and it’s palpable.”1

    Lama Rod Owens is a Buddhist minister, author, activist, yoga instructor and authorized Lama, or Buddhist teacher, in the Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism and is considered one of the leaders of his generation of Buddhist teachers. He holds a Master of Divinity degree in Buddhist Studies from Harvard Divinity School and is a co-author of Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love and Liberation. Owens is the co-founder of Bhumisparsha, a Buddhist tantric practice and study community. Has been published in Buddhadharma, Lion's Roar, Tricycle and The Harvard Divinity Bulletin, and offers talks, retreats and workshops in more than seven countries.

    About Love and Rage:

    White supremacy in the United States has long necessitated that Black rage be suppressed, repressed, or denied, often as a means of survival, a literal matter of life and death. In Love and Rage, Lama Rod Owens, coauthor of Radical Dharma, shows how this unmetabolized anger--and the grief, hurt, and transhistorical trauma beneath it--needs to be explored, respected, and fully embodied to heal from heartbreak and walk the path of liberation. This is not a book about bypassing anger to focus on happiness, or a road map for using spirituality to transform the nature of rage into something else. Instead, it is one that offers a potent vision of anger that acknowledges and honors its power as a vehicle for radical social change and enduring spiritual transformation.

    Love and Rage weaves the inimitable wisdom and lived experience of Lama Rod Owens with Buddhist philosophy, practical meditation exercises, mindfulness, tantra, pranayama, ancestor practices, energy work, and classical yoga. The result is a book that serves as both a balm and a blueprint for those seeking justice who can feel overwhelmed with anger--and yet who refuse to relent. It is a necessary text for these times.

    Donations are gratefully appreciated.

    Lama Rod Owens

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