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Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation through Anger

Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation through Anger

by Lama Rod Owens
Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation through Anger

Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation through Anger

by Lama Rod Owens


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In the face of systemic racism and state-sanctioned violence, how can we metabolize our anger into a force for liberation?

White supremacy in the United States has long necessitated that Black rage be suppressed, repressed, or denied, often as a means of survival, a literal matter of life and death. In Love and Rage, Lama Rod Owens, coauthor of Radical Dharma, shows how this unmetabolized anger—and the grief, hurt, and transhistorical trauma beneath it—needs to be explored, respected, and fully embodied to heal from heartbreak and walk the path of liberation. This is not a book about bypassing anger to focus on happiness, or a road map for using spirituality to transform the nature of rage into something else. Instead, it is one that offers a potent vision of anger that acknowledges and honors its power as a vehicle for radical social change and enduring spiritual transformation.

Love and Rage weaves the inimitable wisdom and lived experience of Lama Rod Owens with Buddhist philosophy, practical meditation exercises, mindfulness, tantra, pranayama, ancestor practices, energy work, and classical yoga. The result is a book that serves as both a balm and a blueprint for those seeking justice who can feel overwhelmed with anger—and yet who refuse to relent. It is a necessary text for these times.

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ISBN-13: 9781623174095
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 06/16/2020
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 105,970
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Lama Rod Owens is an author, activist, and authorized Lama (Buddhist Teacher) in the Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism and is considered one of the leaders of his generation of Buddhist teachers. He holds a Master of Divinity degree in Buddhist Studies from Harvard Divinity School and is a coauthor of Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation. Owens is the co-founder of Bhumisparsha, a Buddhist tantric practice and study community; has been published and featured in several publications including Buddhadharma, Lion's Roar, Tricycle, and the Harvard Divinity Bulletin; and has offered talks, retreats, and workshops in more than seven countries.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xv

Introduction-What Is This? 1

1 A Sermon on Love and Anger 11

2 Woundedness and Rage 19

3 A Conversation on Love and Rage 33

4 The Practices 51

5 Embodiment 117

6 Happiness 141

7 Acceptance 151

8 #MeToo and the Guru 163

9 Kindness 177

10 Let's Talk about Sex 189

11 Apocalypse Right Now 215

12 Heartbrokenness 225

13 Trauma 239

14 Skillful Mourning 253

15 Self-Care 271

About the Author 281

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