Lama Rod Owens

Liberation Through Love and Rage
March 8-10, 2019

Co-hosted by Rainier Beach Yoga and Alyssa Pizarro

It shouldn’t be a secret that historically marginalized communities and peoples are deeply traumatized right now. Each day there are new threats impacting the well-being of communities all over the world. This is part of systematic historical oppression that we have been subjected to for centuries. To disrupt the impact of oppression on our bodies and in our minds, how can we take up the profound teachings of Audre Lorde when she declares self-care as self-preservation making it an act of political warfare. In this warfare how are we inviting love and rage as partners that are helping us do the work of liberation? This will be a weekend of gentle yet direct exploration of how systematic oppression gets us stuck and how to move through this stuckness embracing the strategies of liberatory intersectional contemplative practice.

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Friday, March 8 from 6-9pm: People of Color Caucus
This evening event is open to those who self identify as People of Color.

Cost: Donations-based. Please bring donations as cash/checks to the event.
Location: Columbia City Church of Hope
3818 South Angeline St
Seattle, WA 98118

REGISTER HERE.

Saturday & Sunday, March 9 and 10: Liberation Through Love and Rage Practices and Teachings
Saturday, March 9 from 9am-12pm and 2-5pm
Sunday, March 10 from 9am-12pm
This weekend is open to all.

Cost for both days (no partial registration, but you are welcome to attend only what you are able to):
Supporting: $210
Sustaining: $150
Supported: $70

If you prefer to pay by check, please mail payment with email, name, and phone number to:
Rainier Beach Yoga
8311 48th Ave South
Seattle WA 98118

Location: Columbia City Church of Hope
3818 South Angeline St
Seattle, WA 98118

Register here.

Accessibility information:
In order to make this event as inclusive as possible we ask that you:
Please refrain from using scented products including shampoos, laundry detergent and other personal products, including those with essential oils .
Columbia City Church of Hope is wheelchair accessible and has gender neutral bathrooms.

There will be chairs set up for this event. If you prefer sitting or lying, please bring any props you wish to use.

Lama Rod is 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. His gentle, laid-back demeanor and willingness to bare his heart and soul makes others want to do the same. Even when seated in front of a room, he’s next to you, sharing his stories and struggles with an openness vulnerability and gentle humor that makes you genuinely feel good about who you are, with all your flaws and foibles, you’re lovable and deserving of happiness and joy. He invites you into the cross sections of his life as a Black, queer male, born and raised in the South, and heavily influenced by the church and its community.

Cancellation Policy:
Refunds of 90% up to seven days prior to workshop. No refunds allowable after that time.