The Power To Be Radical, Vulnerable: An Interview with Lama Rod Owens

The Power To Be Radical, Vulnerable: An Interview with Lama Rod Owens

Bernat Font in conversation with Lama Rod Owens

Lama Rod Owens profile is surprising: young, belonging to the African-American and LGBT+ communities, recognised by the Kagyu tradition after a three-year retreat, and social activist. He likes to talk openly about issues that make us uncomfortable, without vulgarity but also without trying to be ‘correct’. According to his website, he works to be as vulnerable as possible. I wrote to him and we had a one hour conversation by Zoom. It’s condensed just a little, having needed very little editing.