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#314: A Wise and Counterintuitive Way to Meditate in a Crisis | Lama Rod Owens


If you’re either seething or scared — or both — in the aftermath of the attack on the US Capitol, this one’s for you. In times of national and international strife, we’ve made it a habit of turning to Lama Rod Owens. Rod was officially recognized as a lama by the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism after doing a three-year retreat. He has a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard. And he has written several books, including his newest, which is called Love and Rage. In this conversation, which we recorded just yesterday, we talk about how to work with the anger and fear many of us are feeling right now. We also talk about how to communicate with people with whom we disagree; how to strategically divest from people and technologies that are depleting us (rather than self-medicating with distraction); and why the most important way to play a constructive role right now — although this may be counterintuitive for some people — is to start with yourself.

Where to find Lama Rod Owens online: 

Website: https://www.lamarod.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LamaRod1

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lamarod/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lamarodowens/

Book Mentioned: Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation Through Anger by Lama Rod Owens https://bookshop.org/books/love-and-rage-the-path-of-liberation-through-anger-9781623174095/9781623174095

Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/lama-rod-314

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