Lama Rod speaks about his practice of Buddhism and introduced the Buddhist concepts of Tara and Tantra at Brown University.
Lama Rod Owens speaks at the London Shambhala Meditation Centre about the impacts of sexual misconduct in spiritual communities.
In this talk offered at the Rime Buddhist Center and Monastery in Kansas City, MO, Lama Rod explores the cultural phenomenon of hate and extremism through the lens of the Buddhist perspective of pain and suffering.
In this talk Lama Justin and Lama Rod explore the resent sexual misconduct controversies and allegations occurring in several important sanghas while bringing the same issues of misconduct into conversation with prevalent systems of dominance, which includes patriarchy, racism, ableism, class, and others.
This is the complete video from Lama Rod's public talk on happiness as a Frederick P. Lenz Foundation Distinguished Guest Lecturer 2018.
This is the complete video from Lama Rod's public talk on love and rage as a Frederick P. Lenz Foundation Distinguished Guest Lecturer 2018
Bhumisparsha is a Buddhist online sangha (spiritual community) founded by Lama Rod Owens and Lama Justin von Bujdoss. Our community is committed to the presentation of vajrayana, or tantric Buddhism, in a way that has relevance, depth and meaning in an ever-changing, multicultural world.
In this session, Lama Rod guides participants through a grounding embodiment meditation practice which leads into awareness of emotions practice.
It's hard not to be triggered right now. Between the instability of 45, natural disasters around the world, the threat of our health care being taken away on top of professional athletes becoming the new face of social change, it's hard to find some peace without anxiety.
Recording from November 2017 webinar exploring ethical misconduct from teacher to students facilitated by Lama Rod Owens and Lama Justin Von Bujdoss.
In this episode of the Waking Up Bipolar podcast, Chris Cole speaks with Lama Rod Owens exploring the issue of spiritual practice, identity, and mental illness.
Justin Von Bujdoss and Lama Rod Owens discuss the root of sexual misconduct and white supremacy uprising in Charlottesville as it relates to the core issue of power and hierarchy and how these issues further relate to violence in American Buddhist communities.
Join Susan Piver and Lama Rod as they explore the practice of resilience and love in the context of interpersonal relationships and politics.
Join Cafe con Cass host Cassandra and Lama Rod Owens as they talk about emotions, liberating ourselves and our communities while staying mindful and realistic about impact and accountability in healing work.
Join Lama Rod and Cafe host Cassandra as they explore trauma, activism, and the emergence of Radical Dharma.
Lama Rod Owens and angel Kyodo williams discuss the challenges of being teachers of color in predominantly white communities. Read their conversation in the Winter 2014 issue of Buddhadharma.
Watch this unprecedented public event bringing together 15 leading Buddhist teachers of black African descent from across the country to talk about dharma, the state of the world, and what it means to be a black Buddhist in America today.
This talk was a starting point in a long overdue discussion on mindfulness and sex. Movements such as #metoo have asked us to re-examine how we approach pleasure and consent in our sexual encounters and relationships. Our brilliant teachers addressed how mindfulness can guide us to a world where sexual enjoyment and mutual respect can lead to greater satisfaction and connection.
The Buddhism and Race Conference organized by Harvard Buddhist Community at Harvard Divinity School addresses issues surrounding race and racism within the Buddhist community. Activists, sangha leaders, community members, and students join together to learn from one another and share justice-oriented teachings and training.
How do issues of race impact Buddhist communities? What can Buddhist communities do to address these issues in their own settings? During the HBC Conference on Buddhism and Race in America, panelists Harrison Blum, Bryan Mendiola, Lama Rod Owens, and Roshi Sings-Alone explore these questions in a conversation moderated by Christopher Raiche.