Self Care for Marginalised People Lama Rod Owens
21st April 2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
All over the world there are new threats impacting the well-being of people and communities marginalized due to race, sexuality, gender, mental health and economics.
Compassion lies at the heart of our effectiveness to change, but how do we define compassion for ourselves? What practices and strategies from Buddhist teachings can we summon to aid us in facing the violence we see in ourselves and others? How do we redefine a social liberation that is inclusive of all people, while speaking to our various understandings of spiritual liberation?
Lama Rod Owens, a Dharma teacher in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, will lead guided meditations and give talks on compassion and self-care, and we will explore these themes practically in group work.
Lama Rod uses his experience as a black, queer, spiritual activist in the US as a reference point for both those who experience oppression around their race, sexuality, gender and mental health, and their allies in the wider community.
Venue: Community Base, Brighton