Lama Rod Owens


Lama Rod Owens is a Black Buddhist Southern Queen, international influencer, author of The New Saints: From Broken Hearts to Spiritual Warriors and Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation through Anger, and coauthor of Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love and Liberation. Lama Rod earrned a master's degree in Buddhist Studies from Harvard Divinity School—and his teachings center on freedom, self-expression, and radical self-care.

In 2018, Lama Rod cofounded Bhumisparshaa—a spiritual community with a mission of making tantra accessible and inclusive for North American practitioners while serving as a catalyst for transformative social change. He also cofounded Dharma Queens, a series of conversations on Instagram Live with Sister Sadada Jackson, to help people get freer faster. 

Lama Rod is a leading voice in a new generation of Buddhist teachers with over 11 years of experience who activates the intersections of his identity to create a platform that’s natural, engaging, and inclusive. He has been applauded for his mastery in balancing weighty topics with a sense of lightness, and has been featured by various national and international news outlets. Prior engagements include talks, retreats, and workshops for organizations, businesses and universities including Calm, NYU, Yale, Harvard, Google, Columbia University, University of Vermont, and Boston College. 

Highly sought after, his mission is showing you how to heal and free yourself.

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