Lama Rod Owens









Buddhist Minister, Author, Activist, Yoga Instructor, Authorized Lama, Queen

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Receive a recording of an online book talk celebrating The New Saints & a sneak peek of the book for free!


“Our era calls for saints who are from this time and place, who speak the language of this moment, and who integrate both social and spiritual liberation. I believe we all can and must become New Saints.”

Discover insights and techniques to ignite your inner fierceness and compassion; create a sustainable spiritual practice that serves others and the planet; and embody the virtues of a New Saint.

Here is a clarion call for becoming a spiritual warrior—a human refreshed, serving a vision of a world shaped by love.

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In-Person & Online Retreat

The New Saints: From Broken Hearts to Spiritual Warriors

at Kripalu in Stockbridge, MA and Online

Friday-Monday, November 17-19th, 2023

Join Lama Rod a weekend retreat in-person or online to learn how we can collectively shape the future if we have the willingness to let our hearts break open, disrupt systems of violence, and let deep, authentic care guide our actions.

The Friday evening talk is free online via Kripalu's Livestream.

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In-Person Friday Evening Talk & Saturday Daylong

Becoming a New Saint

in Durham, NC

A Dialogue with adrienne maree brownFriday, December 1st, 2023 at 7:00 pm ET

A Day of Practice with Lama Rod and the Durham Community: Saturday, December 2nd, 2023 from 9:00am - 5:00pm ET

Join Lama Rod in Durham, NC for a deeper exploration into his newest book, The New Saints: From Broken Hearts to Spiritual Warriors.


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“There’s no liberation without actually leaning forward and looking at the things that we habitually run away from, in order to see things as they really are, not as we have imagined them.”


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