Turning Prayer into Acts of Loving Justice
An Evening with Lama Rod Owens
As Professor Cornel West has advised, “Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public.”
People of faith as well as believers of virtue must be on the front lines of justice embodying an ethic of love that translates into disrupting violence, caring of the oppressed, and speaking truth into the darkness of hate and ignorance. We must embrace our fear and see it as a teacher helping us move deeper into compassion for ourselves and others around us.
We are inviting people of all faiths to join Buddhist and social activist, Lama Rod Owens, who takes time out of his U.K teaching tour, for a discussion on this highly relevant topic for our times, and an exploration of their response in relation to their faith beliefs.
Lama Rod Owens is considered one of the emerging leaders of his generation of Buddhist teachers. An author, activist, and formally authorized Buddhist teacher in the Tibetan tradition of Buddhism, he is the co-founder of Bhumisparsha, a Buddhist tantric practice community as well as a visiting teacher with several Buddhist centers including the Natural Dharma Fellowship and the Brooklyn Zen Center. A graduate of Harvard Divinity School, Lama Rod has also been a guest faculty member at the Harvard School of Education’s program Mindfulness for Educators. He has been a regular guest on SiriusXM’s Urban Viewhosted by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Karen Hunter. He is also a co-author of Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation and his next book project exploring transformative anger and rage is due out Fall 2019. Lama Rod can be reached at www.lamarod.com.
Co-Hosted by Southsea Sangha & Portsmouth City Council
in conjunction with National InterFaith Week