Lama Rod Owens – Healing and Resiliency as the World Falls Apart
Time & Location
About the Event
The world is unsteady and chaotic. Many of us are being confronted with the reality of death and change in a way we thought we never would. In the face of all this, it is hard to maintain our physical and emotional balance. Resiliency is such an important skill to develop right now. Resiliency is about how well we are able to meet the challenges of our lives with a sense of openness and curiosity that helps us to regain our balance. Balance means understanding how to return back to a sense of being grounded in order to meet challenges directly. In this workshop, we will explore healing and resiliency through meditation, breath practice, gentle movement, visualizations, and group discussions.
*Because each of our personal situations is unique, our ability to participate in an online retreat from home will vary. For someone who is employed outside the home and has children and family at home, it might not be possible to participate in every session of the weekend’s schedule. There will be ample opportunities throughout the retreat for participants to take a break for personal needs. A detailed retreat schedule will be available shortly, so that you can schedule your participation in the way that best accommodates your availability.
Schedule in Central Time
Saturday March 13 9:30 – 10:30 am Instruction and Practice 10:30 – 11:00 am Comfort Break / Walking Practice 11:00 – 12:30 Q&A with Lama Rod 12:30 – 2:00 pm Lunch and Rest 2:00 – 2:30 pm Sitting Meditation 2:30 - 3:00 pm Walking Meditation 3:00 – 4:30 pm Dharma Talk 4:00 – 4:30 pm Comfort Break 4:30 – 5:30 pm Breakout Groups 5:30 – 7:00 pm Dinner and Personal Time 7:00 – 7:30 pm Q&A with Lama Rod 7:30 - 8:30 pm Sitting Meditation 8:30 pm Rest or Further Practice on your own Sunday March 14 9:30 – 11:15 am Practice and Talk
11: 15 - 11:30 Comfort Break 11:30 – 12:00 noon Closing (Sharing) Session
Lama Rod Owens is an author, activist, and Lama (Buddhist Teacher) in the Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism. 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. Lama Rod’s work has been published and featured in several publications including Buddhadharma, Lion's Roar, Tricycle, and the Harvard Divinity Bulletin;. He is a coauthor of Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation; and of the recently published Love and Rage: The Path to Freedom Through Anger.
Considered one of the leaders of the next generation of Dharma teachers, Lama Rod Owens has a blend of formal Buddhist training and life experience that gives him a unique ability to understand, relate and engage with those around him in a way that's spacious and sincere.
Website & Links
Lama Rod has countless podcasts, interviews, and teachings available on-line. See lamarod.com; a few recent highlights include:
Lama Rod on Good Morning America January 9, 2021
Interview with Dan Harris of Ten Percent Happier:
Buy Love & Rage at Amazon:
If you have questions or need additional information about this retreat or other Flowering Lotus program offerings, please contact:
Beth Herzig, Retreat Director
We ask that you support Flowering Lotus and those whose needs are greater by registering at the highest level ($75, $50, $25) with which you’re comfortable.
All are welcome to participate, regardless of ability to pay. If you are unable to pay the minimum $25 registration, select “Scholarship”, and no payment will be required.
There will be an opportunity to make a dana* contribution in any amount, to Flowering Lotus and the teachers at the online event. Your generosity is a gift that supports not just the teacher; but also the Sangha (Flowering Lotus); the larger Dharma community; and, most importantly, your own practice.
*Dana is a Pali word that is generally translated “generosity.” We are taught to practice dana, or generosity, by making monetary offerings for the teachings. Dana is not payment for services rendered – it is given from the heart. Dana is the first theme in the Buddha’s system of gradual training and the first of the three grounds for meritorious action.
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