Leading with an Open Heart
A Radical Dharma Vision of Using Our Broken Hearts to Get Free
Join us Friday, October 26th at 7PM at the Hayti Heritage Center for a
Free Public Talk by Lama Rod Owens
So many of us are grieving and in deep mourning for the world and ourselves. Many of us have been conditioned to avoid and deny our pain, and to see it as dangerous. If we are struggling within systems of oppression, we may experience intense pain in the form of various identity-based traumas. To transform our relationship to this pain we must cultivate an open heart and lead with that openness. But how do we begin to rely on our broken hearts as a profound means of both personal and social liberation? How does our pain become the teacher? How can it become the path? Most importantly, how does this path of the open heart become a strategy for social liberation as well?
About Lama Rod Owens
Considered one of the leaders of the next generation of Dharma teachers, Lama Rod Owens is a fully credentialed Tibetan Lama, and went on to earn his Master of Divinity degree at Harvard Divinity School. Lama Rod is heavily engaged in social change activism and is also the Guiding Teacher for the Radical Dharma Boston Collective. He recently co-authored the book Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love and Liberation. His website is www.lamarod.com