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Lama Rod Owens's Dharma Talks
Lama Rod Owens
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. He also contributed a chapter on working with anger and difficult emotions in the book Real World Mindfulness for Beginners. He has offered talks, retreats, and workshops at Harvard, Yale, Tufts, NYU, and other universities. His current writing project is an exploration of intersectional masculinity and spirituality.
2019-05-21 People of Color & Insight Out LGBTQI Sangha May 2019 1:55:56
Lama Rod Owens is the guest teacher for this evening. Members of POC Sangha and Insight Out LGBTQI Sangha are invited to attend. The usual 5/22 Insight Out meeting is cancelled. This sitting group provides instruction in insight meditation and fosters mutual support and understanding among the growing community of people of color who find nourishment and inspiration in the practice of meditation.
New York Insight Meditation Center NYI Regular Talks
2018-10-31 The Dharma of #MeToo: A Conversation on Ethical Misconduct, Boundaries and the Teacher-Student Relationship - Insight OUT 66:07
A note on the recording: Approx. 32 minutes into Lama Rod Owens talk, he begun a guided meditation practice. This approx. 36 minutes guided practice was extracted from this recording and was made a stand alone track which you can freely access. Once Lama Rod announces start of guided practice, a bell is heard, which marks the End of extracted guided practice. Insight OUT Refuge welcomes Lama Rod Owens for this special gathering on the 5th Wednesday of October. Our community is open to students of all Buddhist traditions, as well as those who are in the beginning stages of exploring their meditation practice and have an interest in the Dharma. All those who identify as LGBTQI are welcome. We gather to form a multicultural community in which we can support each other in our practice with a commitment toward social change.
New York Insight Meditation Center
2018-10-31 The Dharma of #MeToo - guided meditation - INSIDE OUT 35:59
A note on the recording: This guided meditation recording took place during Lama Rod talk for Insight OUT sangha. It was extracted from the main reocrindg of this talk to be a stand alone recording. It begun approx. 32 minutes into Lama Rod Owens' talk. Insight OUT Refuge welcomes Lama Rod Owens for this special gathering on the 5th Wednesday of October. Our community is open to students of all Buddhist traditions, as well as those who are in the beginning stages of exploring their meditation practice and have an interest in the Dharma. All those who identify as LGBTQI are welcome. We gather to form a multicultural community in which we can support each other in our practice with a commitment toward social change.
New York Insight Meditation Center
2018-10-30 The Dharma of Consent, Finding a Common Language 1:24:38
This is the main track of lama rod dharma talk. During this talk, after thirty two minutes, an approx. 25 minutes guided meditation practice took place. the guided practice was extracted and was made a standalone track which you can access as well. A short small bell sound was inserted to mark the point in which the talk was paused. It then continues seamlessly. However, after the guided meditation, a five minute break in which sangha members were offered to submit written questions, and it is that which lama rod refers to after the short bell sound.
New York Insight Meditation Center
2018-10-30 The Dharma of Consent - guided meditation 24:38
New York Insight Meditation Center
2017-10-24 Tuesday Night Teacher-Led Sit with Lama Rod Owens 56:30
The great Black American singer and songwriter Stevie Wonder once sang, “Love’s in need of love today.” His words couldn’t be more true as we face a global community struggling with war, poverty, illness, climate instability, and the rise of political authorities and governments who do not seem to be grounded in compassion or kindness. We speak about love and attempt to practice love but some of us are losing faith in the transformative power of the wish for ourselves and others to be happy. Our practice of love is in need of our renewed faith in love. In this talk, we will be exploring the question of how practicing love can become a strategy that resists and undoes our experiences fear, apathy, and numbness as we attempt to live and love in a challenging world.
New York Insight Meditation Center NYI Regular Talks
2017-10-24 Guided Meditation - Tuesday Night Sit 42:18
The great Black American singer and songwriter Stevie Wonder once sang, “Love’s in need of love today.” His words couldn’t be more true as we face a global community struggling with war, poverty, illness, climate instability, and the rise of political authorities and governments who do not seem to be grounded in compassion or kindness. We speak about love and attempt to practice love but some of us are losing faith in the transformative power of the wish for ourselves and others to be happy. Our practice of love is in need of our renewed faith in love. In this talk, we will be exploring the question of how practicing love can become a strategy that resists and undoes our experiences fear, apathy, and numbness as we attempt to live and love in a challenging world.
New York Insight Meditation Center NYI Regular Talks

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