Love + Rage: An Evening Talk

Love + Rage: An Evening Talk

Friday, February 5, 2021 - 19:00 to 20:30
Personal Growth
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The dharma teacher, meditation and mindfulness instructor and co-author of the best-seller Radical Dharma

Lama Rod Owens - the dharma teacher, meditation and mindfulness instructor and co-author of the best-seller Radical Dharma—explores with grace and candor the power and uses of anger.

Lama Rod Owens will be discussing themes from his latest book, Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation Through Anger. He will share his personal journey with rage - how, at a young age, he internalized the belief that his anger was dangerous.

“I have seen over and over again,” he tells us, “that anger can get me killed. I know that this is how I have survived in a Black queer body in America. My fear of death and policing has translated into a self-policing of my anger to such an extent that if it weren’t for my meditation practice, I wouldn’t know how to find my anger.”

Join us this evening for a discussion about an accessible Buddhist philosophy and contemplative practice that will help you to recognize, honour and tap into your anger. The practices focus on self-preservation and self-care.


About the speaker, Lama Rod Owens

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.

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