Thursday, February 14: Public Talk "Outgrowing Patriarchy" with Lama Rod Owens; Center will be closed

7:30-9 pm at the chapel of El Presidio de Santa Barbara

Posted: 01.01.19




Special Public Talk - “Outgrowing Patriarchy and Unveiling the Sacred Masculine”
with Lama Rod Owens and Daniel Sutton-Johanson.

Bodhi Path Santa Barbara is co-hosting this special public talk as part of special event guest lecture series at the chapel at El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park, 123 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

The Center will be closed on this day.
What is happening at the emerging intersections of race, patriarchy, gender and sexuality?
What can the practice of presence, wisdom and compassion reveal?

Join us for a thought-provoking evening to unpack how patriarchy has deeply shaped our expressions of masculinity and our experience of self. Take a dharmic lens to examine our relationship to violence and domination, power, femininity, love and sexuality along a path to unveiling and honoring non-patriarchal expressions of who we are as human beings; discover how patriarchal expressions of self can yield to a much more sacred masculinity. Join Lama Rod Owens and Daniel Sutton-Johanson for an illuminating evening to not only further your own liberation, but nurture a humanity where both the sacred feminine and masculine are held in loving balance. 

Cost is $20, but no one turned away for lack of funds. 

Click here to register in advance for the event or register at the door beginning at 7 pm.

Lama Rod Owens is considered one of the emerging leaders of his generation of Buddhist teachers. An author, activist, and formally authorized Buddhist teacher in the Tibetan tradition of Buddhism, he is the co-founder of Bhumisparsha, a Buddhist tantric practice community as well as a visiting teacher with several Buddhist centers including the Natural Dharma Fellowship and the Brooklyn Zen Center. A graduate of Harvard Divinity School, Lama Rod has also been a guest faculty member at the Harvard School of Education’s program Mindfulness for Educators. He is also a co-author of Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation and his next book project exploring transformative anger and rage is due out Fall 2019.

Bodhi Path Santa Barbara wishes to acknowledge the support of the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation.