Lama Rod Owens









Featured Events
The New Saints Book Tour
Ongoing Offerings
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Featured Events

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. 

Queering Dharma: Free Meditation Taster Session for LGBTQ+, a Queer All Year Sober Social event

Friday, May 3rd, 2024

In-Person at Queer All Year in Portsmouth, UK


Join us for a free event in collaboration with Queer All Year that support in building social connections for queer adults in Portsmouth away from alcohol-fuelled spaces, and learn more about The New Saints!

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The Dharma of The New Saint, a Daylong Retreat at Southsea Sangha

Sunday, May 5th, 2024

In-Person in Portsmouth, UK


Southsea Sangha is very pleased to welcome Lama Rod Owens back to Portsmouth for this special daylong meditation retreat exploring the themes and teachings of his new book.

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An Evening Talk hosted by Dre Ferdinand and Lateisha Davine Lovelace-Hanson 

Wednesday, May 8th, 2024

In-Person in London, UK


Come for an evening talk on The New Saints. Offered for free/by donation.

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Conversations in Living Room : with Lama Rod Owens and Foluke Taylor hosted by The Relational School

Thursday, May 9th, 2024



What does a fierce spiritual practice look like when social justice is implicit to the spiritual thought and practice that Lama Rod speaks to? What does Foluke Taylor's unruly black feminist therapeutic guide us towards if we think about abolition as also disrupting the borders between the therapeutic, the spiritual and the socially just?

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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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Dreams of a New Saint at London Insight

Tuesday, May 14th, 2024

In-Person in London, UK


The status quo of our society is crumbling, and rightly so according to Lama Rod Owens. However, what future will emerge to replace it? Join Lama Rod for this evening event as he shares guidance for those who seek to dream a more just, ethical world into being.

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Queer Drama: Moving Beyond Villainy and Victimhood

Thursday, May 16th, 2024

In-Person in London, UK


Celebrating the release of their books, poet and liberation psychologist Sanah Ahsan will be in-conversation with Buddhist teacher and writer Lama Rod Owens.

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Daylong Event at Radical Dharma London

Friday, May 17th, 2024

In-Person in London, UK


“Each of us can be a new saint,” says Lama Rod. “In our pain, our trauma, and all our complexity, we all can— and must—awaken the virtue of our compassion for the benefit of our communities, our planet, and our own souls.” Join Lama Rod as he shares personal stories, spiritual teachings, and instructions for contemplative and somatic practices from his newest book.

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Ongoing Offerings

Free Radicals: A Monthly Online Community Gathering


with Lama Rod Owens & Sanah Ahsan


Thursday, May 2nd from 6-8pm UK | 1-3pm EST | 11am-1pm PST

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

The May 2nd gathering will be a 2 Hour Special with special guest, Queer Muslim Poet and Author Sanah Ahsan who will be in conversation and practice with Lama Rod.

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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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Embracing Eco Dharma as A New Saint

Residential Retreat

May 25th - 31st, 2024

Location: Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center near 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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