Join Lama Rod Owens for this 3 hour meditation exploration into the themes and teachings of his new book The New Saints: From Broken Hearts to Spiritual Warriors. New Saints is a contemporary expression of an ancient Buddhist tradition, which understands the saint as a Bodhisattva. Bodhisattva is roughly translated as a “spiritual warrior” and is motivated by the energy of Bodhicitta or a profound altruistic wish to free all beings from suffering. The New Saint tradition is a reframing of the bodhisattva tradition that is contemporary and justice oriented, centering the experiences of communities involved directly in liberation struggle. New Saint embodies spiritual abolition which is the work of abolishing any system and institution that prevents people from experiencing full agency to determine the quality of their lives and restricting resources needed to experience happiness, safety, and care.
About the teacher
Lama Rod Owens is a Black Buddhist Southern Queen. An international influencer with a Master of Divinity degree in Buddhist Studies from Harvard Divinity School. Author of Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation through Anger and co-author of Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love and Liberation, his teachings center on freedom, self-expression, and radical self-care.A leading voice in a new generation of Buddhist teachers with over 11 years of experience, Lama Rod activates the intersections of his identity to create a platform that’s very natural, engaging, and inclusive. Applauded for his mastery in balancing weighty topics with a sense of lightness, the Queen has been featured by various national and international news outlets. Wanna keep tabs on what Lama Rod is doing next? Be sure to sign up for his email list here and stay tuned to his website here for upcoming offerings.
About the event
This session is being offered on a “pay what you’re able to” model, with a wide sliding scale to accomodate all income ranges and the option to attend in person in Toronto or online via zoom. The Consciousness Explorers Club is a registered not-for-profit with the mission of making meditation and personal growth practices fun and accessible to all.For those attending online, a zoom link for the workshop will be provided upon registration. An audio recording of the session will be shared with all registered participants after the event.