Online evening workshop: Teaching Event for LGBTQ+ and Allies
Saturday, 11 July, 6.30-9 pm
The world is having a difficult moment. Each day we learn of a different conflict or crisis, which threatens the lives of so many people. It is easy to live with a lot of fear right now and it is even easier to react out of that fear was well. When we react out of fear we tend to create much more harm in the world. This is a time of darkness and war and fear lies at the heart of much of the violence we are experiencing. How do we befriend our fear and offer it permission to teach us how to move through it into a state of freedom? How do we use our fear to connect to the fear so many other people are experiencing? Ultimately, how do we begin to love what is unlovable, especially our fear? During our time together, we will call on the teachings of Buddhadharma as well as our own intrinsic wisdom to lean into our fear with love.
Distinguished Lenz Lecturer 2018 – Lama Rod Owens is an out queer teacher, author, activist, and authorized Lama (Buddhist Teacher) in the Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism. … Lama Rod is a founding teacher for the Awaken meditation app that offers meditations and contemplations focused on social change.
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‘Love and Rage’ – Book Reading Online Event With Lama Rod Owens
Book Reading Event: Friday, 10 July, 7- 9 pm
In Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation Through Anger he shares his personal journey with rage—how, at a young age, he internalised the belief that his anger was dangerous. “I have seen over and over again,” he tells us, “that anger can get me killed. I know that this is how I have survived in a Black queer body in America. My fear of death and policing has translated into a self-policing of my anger to such an extent that if it weren’t for my meditation practice, I wouldn’t know how to find my anger.”