Lama Rod Owens at BZC this Fall

BZC visiting teacher Lama Rod Owens will be offering his presence and teachings at BZC on two occasions this fall.

For the BZC People of Color Sangha meeting on Sunday, September 24, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Lama Rod will offer a dharma talk, answer practice questions, and spend quality time with our sangha in support of our collective practice. Please note that that this meeting is open to POC practitioners only. More information is available here.

On November 5, Lama Rod will be leading a 1-day retreat on Practicing Unsafe Dharma: Ethics, Sex, and the Bodhisattva Attitude. This retreat is for anyone, Buddhist or non-Buddhist, who is interested in doing the work of undoing sex and body shame and seeing this vital and beautiful work as the manifestation of the Bodhisattva Vow. Scholarship applications for this retreat are due October 23. More information and registration is available here.


Lama Rod Owens
is the Guiding Teacher for the Radical Dharma Boston Collective and teaches with Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme) where he is also a faculty member for the organization’s teacher training program. He holds a Master of Divinity degree in Buddhist Studies from Harvard Divinity School with a focus on the intersection of social change, identity, and spiritual practice. He is a co-author of “Radical Dharma, Talking Race, Love, and Liberation,” which explores race in the context of American Buddhist communities. Lama Rod facilitates undoing patriarchy workshops for male identified practitioners in Brooklyn and Boston and his current writing project is an exploration of intersectional masculinity and spirituality. Lama Rod was officially recognized and authorized as a lama by the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism.