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In this daylong retreat, Lama Rod Owens will explore deepening commitment to community and integrating social justice and dharma practice through meditation, discussions, small group interactions, and movement practice. In his recent co-authored book, Radical Dharma, he explains how the legacy of racial injustice plays out in society at large and Buddhist communities in particular. This urgent call to action outlines a New Dharma that considers the ways that racism and privilege prevent our collective awakening. On a visit from the US, Lama Rod is travelling around the UK opening conversations that bring together the Black prophetic tradition and the wisdom of the Dharma. Bridging the world of spirit and activism, he urges a compassionate response to the systemic injustices of our times.

How to book

For more information about our day retreats please visit our ‘General information and practicalities’ page. To book a place on this retreat, please go to our online booking system Brown Paper Tickets and follow the steps.


Lama Rod Owens

Considered one of the leaders of the next generation of Dharma teachers, Lama Rod Owens has a blend of formal Buddhist training and life experience that gives him a unique ability to understand, relate and engage with those around him in a way that’s spacious and sincere. He is trained in the Tibetan tradition and specialises in applying Buddhist teachings to exploring racial and gender constructs, as well as integrating spirituality and sexuality. He is also heavily engaged in social change activism.