Barre Center for Buddhist Studies
Lama Rod Owens was recognized by the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism after receiving his teaching authorization from his root teacher the Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche upon completing the traditional 3-year silent retreat program at Kagyu Thubten Chöling Monastery (KTC) outside of New York City. Since coming out of retreat he has completed his Master of Divinity degree at Harvard Divinity School. Lama Rod also practices, studies, and teaches secular mindfulness and is a teacher with Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme) where he is also a faculty member for the organization’s teacher training program. He is also heavily engaged in social change activism and has authored a book with Rev. angel Kyodo williams and Jasmine Syedullah entitled, Radical Dharma, Talking Race, Love and Liberation. His most recent books areLove and Rage (2020) and The New Saints: From Broken Hearts to Spiritual Warriors (2023).
Lama Rod Owens