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The New Saints Book Tour
Ongoing Offerings
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Featured Events

The Liberated Heart of Ma Tara: Journeying with the Deity through Grief, Sorrow, and Hopelessness

5 Sundays in March from 12:00 - 3:00 pm ET: March 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st

Join Lama Rod for a five-part practice series on Ma Tara, the female Buddha of compassion, to deepen your relationship with grief, compassion, and joy.

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The Dharma of Spring Awakening

A residential retreat in The South Downs, U.K.

April 25-30th, 2024

Join Lama Rod Owens & Friends for The Dharma of Spring Awakening – an invitation to both an aliveness and a spaciousness, in each moment, moving us through the brokenheartedness of a long Winter into the vitality of Spring. This is the challenge, invitation, and blessing of our practice.

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Autumn Moon

A residential retreat in The Somerset Levels, U.K.

October 11-16th, 2024

Join Lama Rod Owens & Friends for Autumn Moon: Gathering Freedom, a community retreat in the heart of the ancient Somerset Levels. Together we will experience practices and teachings to harvest what we have personally seeded and prepare to rest and reflect on balance, surrender, and stillness as Winter approaches.

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The New Saints Book Tour

Experience Lama Rod's new book alongside his virtual and in-person teachings. 

I’m excited to continue touring the U.S. in addition to visiting Europe in the Spring.

The next stop is the East coast in March – I hope you’re ready, New York and Boston!

 

 

Please save the dates below and stay tuned for more info.

March 14-15th - Cornell University

March 19th - Harvard Divinity School (Virtual and In-Person)

March 25th - Gaia House (Virtual)

Embracing Eco Dharma as a New Saint

One Earth Sangha

Sunday, March 25th, 2024 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM US Eastern / 8:30 to 10:30 AM US Pacific / 5:30 to 7:30 PM CET

Virtual

 

 

Join Lama Rod Owens in exploring themes around climate anxiety, the harm of individual and collective narcissism, and connecting to the awakened consciousness of the earth as well as the sky. How can we develop renewed visions for activism based on the recognition that all systems of violence intersect with climate change?

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The New Saints: From Broken Hearts to Spiritual Warriors

IMS Book Club Event

Wednesday, March 27th, 2024 from 7:00pm - 8:15pm ET

Virtual

 

 

Tune into Insight Meditation Society's Book Club for a talk on The New Saints.

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Becoming A New Saint: Exploring the Path of Emerging as Warriors from Our Broken Hearts

A Non-Residential Retreat

April 3rd-8th, 2024

In-Person at Yoga Roots in Odeceixe, Portgual 

 

Join Lama Rod on his first retreat in Portugal, where he'll share personal stories, spiritual teachings, and instructions for contemplative and somatic practices from his newest book, The New Saints: From Broken Hearts to Spiritual Warriors.

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Contemporary Buddhist Practice: Healing Broken Hearts and Walking the Bodhisattva Path

Friday Lecture & Saturday Seminar

April 12-13th, 2024

Online and In-Person at Akaziezendo

 

Saints or Bodhisattvas, however they are called in a particular tradition, they all share the deep altruistic wish to support others in the liberation from suffering.

The lecture and seminar are based on Lama Rod Owens' new book: The New Saints: From Broken Hearts to Spiritual Warriors.

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The New Saints: A Morning with Lama Rod Owens

Saturday, May 11th, 2024

In-Person at Bodhi Tree Brighton in Brighton, UK

 

Spend a morning with Lama Rod to discuss The New Saints. It will include an opening ritual, a dharma talk, practice, and space for Q&A with breaks throughout.

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Ongoing Offerings

Free Radicals: A Monthly Online Community Gathering

 

with Lama Rod Owens

 

First Thursday of Every Month at 6pm - 7pm UK | 1pm - 2pm EST | 10am - 11am PST

Free Radicals is a new monthly online community practice space created specifically with our UK friends in mind - although everyone is welcome to join us.

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Bhumisparsha: Medicine Buddha

 

with Lama Rod Owens

 

Every Monday at 7pm-8pm EST 

Hosted in collaboration with Bhumisparsha

Join Lama Rod for a guided Medicine Buddha practice that can help promote healing for self and others, as well as address social inequities that perpetuate harm.

Register below to receive the recurring Zoom link for this offering.

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Love and Rage

 
Self-Guided Course


Love and Rage invites you to deeply come to know your rage, accept it, and learn how to use the wisdom contained within anger as ground for liberation. 

This new on-demand, self-guided Love and Rage course allows you to move at your own pace as you learn about the core meditation practices from Lama Rod’s best-selling book, Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation Through Anger. These practices offer refuge as you work with the difficult emotions arising from the circumstances of our time.

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Re-visioning spiritual practice in the Black community

Wednesday, March 27th, 2024 at 14:30 - 15:45 GMT-4

Online 

Are traditional religions losing ground to new spiritual movements and if so, why? Is the church up the task of leading in times of political upheaval? Where can LGBTQ+ practitioners find a spiritual home? How do you create a spiritual practice that honours your identity and heritage? Join us to explore these questions and more as Lama Rod shares his wisdom, insight and experience with us.

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Embracing Eco Dharma as A New Saint

Residential Retreat

May 25th - 31st, 2024

Location: Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center in Denver, CO

In this retreat we will explore themes around climate anxiety, the harm of individual and collective narcissism, connecting to the awakened consciousness of the earth as well as the sky, and developing renewed visions for climate change organizing and activism based on the recognition that all systems of violence intersect with climate change work.

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