Liberation through Love and Rage

with Lama Rod Owens

November 22nd

Date details +
  • $50 Program Price
  • $65 Patron Price
  • Or pay what you can afford (enter amount below)
Room: Decatur


A  Shambhala Community Relations Committee Sponsored Event

Sunday, November 22, 2020

9:00 am- 5:00 pm


Cultivating our anger and rage through love means that we begin to experience the hurt beneath them. We are learning how to witness and experience, not react over and over again. When we develop this agency, the energy of our anger and rage can be channeled into helping others instead of hurting others.

As Audre Lorde has written, there is so much data in our anger. One of the things we can learn is how to let our anger show us where we have been hurt. We can let this great unveiling happen through the profound practice of radical love. When we embrace this deep wish to be happy, then we can move into the cultivation of our anger, which can place us into a direct relationship with our rage. While anger is a reaction in the present moment to something that we have an aversion towards, rage is an intense experience that seems old and ever present.

Lama Rod Owens is a Buddhist minister, author, activist, yoga instructor and authorized Lama, or Buddhist teacher, in the Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism and is considered one of the leaders of his generation of Buddhist teachers. He holds a Master of Divinity degree in Buddhist Studies from Harvard Divinity School and is a co-author of Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love and Liberation. Owens is the co-founder of Bhumisparsha, a Buddhist tantric practice and study community. He has been published in Buddhadharma, Lion’s RoarTricycle and The Harvard Divinity Bulletin, and offers talks, retreats and workshops in more than seven countries.

This one day retreat will be conducted via Zoom.  Afer you register (below), you will be emailed a Zoom link.

We have partnered with Charis, an independent bookstore in Atlanta, where you can purchase a copy of Love and Rage with a built in 10% discount.