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.
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.
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...
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.
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.