Lama Rod Owens









Featured Events
Get a Taste of The New Saints
The New Saints Book Tour
Ongoing Events
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Featured Events

The New Saints Celebration

Tuesday, October 24th at 7:00pm ET


Come celebrate the release of Lama Rod's new book, The New Saints! Get free admission to this special virtual event by pre-ordering the book and registering below. (As a bonus, you also get a sneak peek of the book!)

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Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation Through Anger

A 6-Week Online Course and Practice Group with Lama Rod Owens

Monday, October 30th - Sunday, December 10th, 2023

Live sessions are on Sundays from 3pm-5pm GMT.


Join Lama Rod Owens for the final iteration of his Love & Rage course that will be offered with live teaching. Through six weeks of online practice and community building, Lama Rod will guide participants through the core meditation practices from his best-selling book, Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation Through Anger. These practices offer refuge to work with the difficult emotions arising from the circumstances of our time.

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Get a Taste of The New Saints

Are you as excited as we are for the launch of The New Saints on October 31st? Get ready for the release by tuning into an exciting collection of podcasts and virtual events where Lama Rod will discuss the teachings, practices, and wisdom on becoming New Saints. 

Girls Write Now Friday Night Salon

Friday, September 29, 2023 at 6:00pm ET

Location: Online


Join us for a Friday Night Salon with Lama Rod Owens, a Buddhist Lama and intersectional thought leader as he shares a guide for those who would dream a more just, ethical world into being. Together, we’ll engage in prompts and discussion that speak to the combined impact of spirituality and activism. 

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The Chicken Boxx ft. The New Saints

Thursday, October 12th, 2023 at 12:00pm ET


Tune in for a livestream hosted by The AFRO about The New Saints.

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Talk it Out Radio on KPFA

Friday, October 20, 2023 at 5:00 pm ET  

Listen to an upcoming interview with Fresh "Lev" White and Lama Rod Owens on The New Saints

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The New Saints Celebration

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at 7:00pm ET

Location: Online


Celebrate the upcoming launch of The New Saints with Lama Rod! This event is free for all who have pre-ordered the book, and it includes a sneak peek of the book!

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The New Saints Book Tour

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

The New Saints: From Broken Hearts to Spiritual Warriors

November 17-19th, 2023

Location: Kripalu in Stockbridge, MA and Virtual


In this retreat, Lama Rod shares personal stories, spiritual teachings, and instructions for contemplative and somatic practices that reinforces the truth of our interdependency—allowing us to be of service to the collective well-being, and to call on the support and strength of the countless beings who share our struggles and hopes.


Click here to register for the in-person retreat.

Click here to register for the virtual retreat.

The New Saints: From Broken Hearts to Spiritual Warriors

Thursday, November 30th, 2023 at 7:30pm ET

Location: Charis Books, Atlanta, GA and Virtual


Join Lama Rod in conversation with Charles Stephens about his coming book at Charis Books, a local bookstore in Atlanta. This event takes place in person and on crowdcast, Charis' virtual event platform. This event is free, but registration is required for virtual attendance. 

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Becoming a New Saint: A Book Talk in Conversation with adrienne maree brown

Friday, December 1st, 2023 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm ET

Location: Durham, NC


Join Lama Rod in conversation with adrienne maree brown about The New Saints. Stay tuned for more info.

Ongoing Events

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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More Events

Collective Trauma Summit

Live Preview Event: Thursday, August 24th

A 9-Day Online Event: September 26th- October 4th

Location: Online


Can we heal collective trauma sustainably… without burning out? Hear from 60+ speakers (including Lama Rod) ranging from Indigenous elders to scientists about what practices they use and recommend to move towards healing personal and collective trauma.

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International Queer Buddhist Conference

Friday, October 27th, 2023 at 9:00am ET

Location: Online


Lama Rod will be giving a keynote at the 3rd annual IQBC, founded by Dr. Jampa Wurst for them and their siblings - 2SLGBTQIA+ people - to have a safe space.

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The Winter Heart of the New Saint Retreat

December 6-10th, 2023

Location: Southern Dharma Retreat Center in NC


Winter represents a season when we are called inward to rest, restore, and reflect on the labor of the year. It can be a difficult time as we may struggle with grief, isolation, fear, and the ambiguity of light’s precarious balance with darkness. If we ground ourselves in practice, this season can become a powerful foundation for our liberation from the illusion of duality which invites us into a profound relationship to the nature space and the clarity spaciousness offers us.

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