Lama Rod Owens

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Lama Rod Owens is a graduate of the traditional 3 Year Retreat program at Kagyu Thubten Choling Monastery where he received his teaching authorization from his root teacher, The Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche. He is currently a resident teacher with Natural Dharma Fellowship in Cambridge, MA and is pursuing his graduate studies in Buddhism at Harvard Divinity School. He has served as the Lama and Program Director of Kagyu DC, a Tibetan Buddhist Dharma Center and community in Washington, D.C. Lama Rod specializes in applying the teachings of Mahamudra meditation in exploring racial and gender constructs, healing woundedness from trauma and other violence, as well as integrating spirituality and sexuality. Lama Rod is also a practicing reiki master.

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