Please join us for a conversation between Lama Rod Owens and Rev. Kosen Gregory Snyder as a part of this ongoing series on Dharma and Justice at Union Theological Seminary, on Tuesday, October 27, at 7:00 pm.
To address the needs of our communities in these times, more than ever spiritual leaders are being asked to act from a deep place of wisdom and skill. However, the appropriate response is not always clear, especially when spiritual training has not prepared many to discern and address the social complexities and challenges of our nation. When considering spiritual leadership in this moment, what are we being called to do to care for ourselves and our communities? How do we care for ourselves as leaders? How do we go about resourcing ourselves to make sense of these times? In what ways may we be failing our communities? How do we create harm when we attempt to lead with no understanding of what these times require?
ASL interpretation will be provided.
About Lama Rod Owens
Lama Rod Owens is a Buddhist minister, author, activist, yoga instructor and authorized Lama, or Buddhist teacher, in the Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism and is considered one of the leaders of his generation of Buddhist teachers. He holds a Master of Divinity degree in Buddhist Studies from Harvard Divinity School and is a co-author of Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love and Liberation. Owens is the co-founder of Bhumisparsha, a Buddhist tantric practice and study community. His most recent book, Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation Through Anger (June 2020), he shares his personal journey with rage—how, at a young age, he internalized the belief that his anger was dangerous. Love and Rage will resonate anyone who wants to metabolize or harness their anger for change. Has been published in Buddhadharma, Lion’s Roar, Tricycle and The Harvard Divinity Bulletin, and offers talks, retreats and workshops in more than seven countries.