Liberation through Love and Rage – virtual day retreat with Lama Rod Owens

A day of meditation and discussion with Lama Rod Owens inspired by his new book “Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation Through Anger”

As Audre Lorde has written, there is so much data in our anger. One of the things that we can learn is how to let our anger show us where we have been hurt. We can let this great unveiling happen through the profound practice of radical love. When we embrace this deep wish to be happy, then we can move into the cultivation of our anger, which can place us into a direct relationship with our rage. While anger is a reaction in the present moment to something that we have an aversion towards, rage is an intense experience that seems old and ever present. Cultivating our anger and rage through love means that we begin the work of holding space for ourselves to experience the anger and rage and the hurt beneath them. We are learning how to witness and experience not react over and over again. When we develop this agency, then the energy of our anger and rage can be channeled into helping others instead of hurting others.

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. Owens is the author of Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation Through Anger and is a co-author of Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love and Liberation. He holds a Master of Divinity degree in Buddhist Studies from Harvard Divinity School and 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.

This daylong retreat, hosted by the Consciousness Explorers Club, is being offered on a “pay what you’re able to” model, with a wide sliding scale to accomodate all income ranges. The CEC is a registered not-for-profit with the mission of making meditation and personal growth practices fun and accessible to all.


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