5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge, MA
Loving is wanting both yourself and others to be happy. However, this is tough as we face the challenge of cultivating love for ourselves through our various traumas and especially cultivating love for those who have hurt us. Moreover, how do we embrace our own truths as we attempt to love fiercely? Please join Lama Rod and the Natural Dharma Fellowship as we explore the power of love and truth.
Lama Rod Owens is a graduate of the traditional 3 Year Retreat program at Kagyu Thubten Choling Monastery where he received his teaching authorization from his root teacher, The Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche. He is currently a resident teacher with Natural Dharma Fellowship in Cambridge, MA and is pursuing his graduate studies in Buddhism at Harvard Divinity School. He recently coauthored the book, Radical Dharma, Talking Race, Love and Liberation, with with Rev. angel Kyodo williams and Jasmine Syedullah.
He has served as the Lama and Program Director of Kagyu DC, a Tibetan Buddhist Dharma Center and community in Washington, D.C. Lama Rod specializes in applying the teachings of Mahamudra meditation in exploring racial and gender constructs, healing woundedness from trauma and other violence, as well as integrating spirituality and sexuality. Lama Rod is also a practicing reiki master.
Learn more about Lama Rod's teaching schedule at www.lamarod.com.