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LAMA ROD OWENS BRINGS ‘FIERCE LOVE’ TO BELOIT COLLEGE--March 27, 2017                                                                                  Visiting black queer Buddhist scholar Lama Rod Owens gave a stirring and personal keynote lecture around the theme of “Fierce Love” about his work in liberation theology, healing through trauma and the power of love.                                                                                                 READ FULL ARTICLE HERE                                       

“HAVING THE CONVERSATION” AT THE THIRD BUDDHISM AND RACE CONFERENCE AT HARVARD--February 27, 2017                        We spoke with Lama Rod Owens about the importance of this coming weekend’s Third Buddhism and Race Conference at Harvard.          READ FULL ARTICLE HERE              

RADICAL DHARMA--January 10, 2017                                                                                                                                                              Although his serene demeanor would indicate otherwise, third-year MDiv candidate Lama Rod Owens is a big part of the excitement. A teacher at the Natural Dharma Fellowship of Cambridge, Owens works with the students there to “connect their own inner wisdom back to them.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                      READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

HAVE A VERY BUDDHIST CHRISTMAS: HOW I DISCOVERED THE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS--December 23, 2016                                  The point of Christmas, says Lama Rod Owens, is to be in the places that need you.                                                                                        READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

Q&A WITH RADICAL DHARMA CO-AUTHOR LAMA ROD OWENS--December 9, 2016                                                                               Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation is a conversation about, a call to, and a roadmap toward liberation. This is personal and societal liberation — from trauma, from the desire to control each other, from toxic societal standards. Liberation toward authenticity and love.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        READ FULL ARTICLE HERE 

THE WORK OF DIVERSITY: GETTING MESSY, GETTING UNCOMFORTABLE--October, 2016                                                                   There’s a lot of talk about diversity going on right now in every Western Dharma center. People are attending workshops, reading books and articles, having meetings. What is it about this work that people might still be missing?                                                                                   READ FULL ARTICLE HERE          

MINDFULNESS FOR ALL--September 12, 2016                                                                                                                                                        We can use mindfulness to bridge race, gender, age, and class divides.                                                                                                              READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

DO YOU KNOW YOUR TRUE FACE? -- September 19, 2016 
Lama Rod Owens says we need to look honestly at who we are, in all our complexity. This is especially vital for those who teach the dharma. 
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WE ARE TARA -- March 9, 2016 
Tara is the female buddha of compassion. Called Drolma in Tibetan, her name means Female Liberator or Mother Liberator. 
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FORUM: THE ROAD AHEAD -- January 31, 2016
Gen X teachers from across traditions are transforming the vision and landscape of American Buddhism. 
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'WOMAN HOLD MY HAND' -- Winter/Spring 2016 
Visualizing Tara: swift one, mother, liberator, womanist. 
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ACTIVISM AS SPIRITUAL PRACTICE -- February 18, 2016 
"The world was new. It felt like a gift," said Owens, a second-year MDiv candidate at Harvard Divinity School...
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