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.
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.
What actions can we take to heal a society reeling from the abuse of power in the realms of gender and sexuality? Tibetan Buddhist lama and Harvard-trained theologian Rod Owens is known for bringing ease, authenticity, and humor to “the stuff we’re scared to talk about.
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...