November 23, 2017

Embodiment, Love & Liberation w/ Lama Rod Owens

This episode is a collaboration with Lama Rod Owens, one of the co-authors of 'Radical Dharma'. He brings his deep study and practice of the dharma into everyday life, and shares with me his reflections not just as a Buddhist, but as a Black queer man in America. In our conversation, Lama Rod brings it back again and again to the importance of doing our own work. He does not shy away from confronting the ways in which we sometimes use our experiences of marginalisation to avoid looking at how we are privileged. He also speaks strongly about how love galvanises us, rather than anger, but “our anger is actually pointing us to our woundedness”, which is to say, where we need to be doing the work of love.

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