Lama Rod Owens

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. 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.


Recent Articles

No One Like Me

Lama Rod Owens on taking care of your own needs when you don’t see yourself represented in those around you.

Que tengas una Navidad muy Budista

Alegría, generosidad, familia y paz: las personas de todas las religiones pueden celebrar estos valores de la temporada navideña. Siete budistas nos ofrecen su opinión sobre el dharma de la Navidad.

A monk standing in a field, with a statue of Padmasambhava in the distance.

¿Está roto el modelo del gurú?

Pema Khandro Rinpoche, Lama Rod Owens, Lama Rigzin Drolma (Anne C. Klein) y Lobsang Rapgay dialogan sobre el modelo del gurú en la tradición tibetana, en la que el maestro es fundamental en el sendero. Del ejemplar de invierno de 2018 de Buddhadharma.

How to Practice Shamatha (Breathing) Meditation

How to Practice Shamatha Meditation

Shamatha meditation is the foundation of Buddhist practice. Lama Rod Owens teaches us a breathing meditation from the Vajrayana tradition.

Cómo practicar la Meditación Shamatha

La meditación Shamatha -presencia mental, mindfulness o concentración- es el fundamento de la práctica budista. El Lama Rod Owens nos enseña una versión de esta práctica que viene de la tradición Vajrayana.

A Conversation on Love and Rage: Lama Rod Owens and Kate Johnson

In this conversation featured in Lama Rod Owens' new book "Love and Rage," he and Buddhist teacher Kate Johnson discuss how the dharma can help us hold our anger and work with our rage.

The Unseen World

Lama Tsultrim Allione, Rob Preece, and Acharya Gaylon Ferguson discuss their individual relationships with nonmaterial realized beings and the purpose of including them in your practice.

Do You Know Your True Face?

Lama Rod Owens says we need to look honestly at who we are, in all our complexity. This is especially vital for those who teach the dharma.

How We Can Address Patriarchy

Buddhist teacher Lama Rod Owens on why Buddhist community members must confront and deal with ethical misconduct, and how to do it.

My Body, My Life

How mindfulness has helped Buddhist teacher Lama Rod Owens live as a Black queer man in America.