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Lama Rod Owens



Lama Rod Owens, MDiv, is an American author and teacher in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. He is a social change activist and speaks and teaches on issues of race, gender, sexuality and identity from the perspective of Buddhism and human experience. He is a cofounder of Bhumisparsha, an online tantric Buddhist spiritual community.

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Lama Rod Owens: Meditation on Compassion

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Black and Buddhist: What Buddhism Can Teach Us about Race, Resilience, Transformation, and Freedom

Leading African American Buddhist teachers offer lessons on racism, resilience, spiritual freedom, and the possibility of a truly representative American Buddhism. With contributions by Acharya Gaylon Ferguson, Cheryl A.

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How to Practice Shamatha Meditation

Shamatha meditation—mindfulness or concentration—is the foundation of Buddhist practice. Lama Rod Owens teaches us a version from the Vajrayana tradition.

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Black & Buddhist in America

Join the conversation with 15 leading African American Buddhist teachers.

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Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation

Igniting a long-overdue dialogue about how the legacy of racial injustice and white supremacy plays out in society at large and Buddhist communities in particular, this urgent call to action outlines a new dharma that takes into account the ways that racism and privilege prevent our collective...

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No One Like Me

Lama Rod Owens on taking care of your own needs when you don’t see yourself represented in those around you.

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Lama Rod Owens—“Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation Through Anger” | Talks at Google

A provocative conversation at the intersection of race, gender, sexuality & identity rooted in Buddhist wisdom and human experience, he shares his personal journey with rage. At a young age, he internalized the belief that his anger was dangerous.

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Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation Through Anger

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.

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My Body, My Life

How mindfulness has helped Buddhist teacher Lama Rod Owens live as a Black queer man in America.

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Lama Rod Owens: The Principles of Resiliency and Self-Preservation for People of Color

Lama Rod Owens asks the question, "What is required of you to liberate yourself from your suffering? How do I restore myself so I can do liberation work and engage with community?" Authentic liberation looks different for everyone.

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