Death and Dharma 2017 Summer Meditation Series: August 15 with Lama Rod Owens


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Co-hosted by Green-Wood Cemetery & Brooklyn Zen Center

Please note that the Death and Dharma 2017 Summer Meditation Series is an off-site event, which will take place at the Green-Wood Cemetery at 500 25th Street, Brooklyn. The program will begin in the Modern Chapel, just to the right after passing through the Gothic Arches at the main entrance.

If you are unable to sit on the ground, you are strongly encouraged to bring a folding chair or cushion. Every effort will be made to choose a meditation site that is accessible for those with mobility issues.

Tickets: Radiant $20 / Seed $12 / Circle $5

Tickets to the Death and Dharma 2017 Summer Meditation Series are offered on a sliding scale basis to allow participants to pay according to their individual means, in a spirit of gratitude and generosity. In addition to the offering of your presence, we invite you to purchase a ticket at whatever level you are able, which directly supports the teacher and inclusive community attendance to this event. Please note that there are a limited number of tickets at each level.

Pre-registration tickets are no longer available for this event; there will be a limited number of tickets available for purchase at the event. 

Letting Death Become Us
With BZC visiting teacher Lama Rod Owens
Our greatest fear in life is dying. However, in order to embrace our dying we must fully embrace our living. How can this happen? Join Lama Rod as he explores liberation from fear of death by first liberating ourselves from our fear of truly living.

Officially recognized by the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism, Lama Rod is the Guiding Teacher for the Radical Dharma Boston Sangha, a teacher with Inward Bound Mindfulness Education, and is pursuing a Master of Divinity degree at Harvard Divinity School where he focuses on the intersection of social change, identity, and spiritual practice. He has been published and featured in several publications including Buddhadharma, Lion’s Roar, Tricycle, The Harvard Divinity Bulletin, Spirit Magazine, and the book Real World Mindfulness for Beginners were he contributed the chapter on working with anger and difficult emotions. He is also heavily engaged in social change work and has just released a book with Rev. angel Kydo williams and Dr. Jasmine Syedullah entitled, Radical Dharma, Talking Race, Love, and Liberation. His current writing project is an exploration of intersectional masculinity and spirituality.

For more information on the Death and Dharma 2017 Summer Meditation Series see the main event page here.