Becoming a New Saint: Exploring the Path of Emerging as Warriors from Our Broken Hearts

November 9, 2023  |  1:00 - 2:30 PM ET

Saints, spiritual warriors, bodhisattvas, zaddikim — no matter how they are named in a given tradition, they all share a profound altruistic wish to free others from suffering. Saints are not beings of stained glass or carved stone. “Each of us can be a new saint,” says Lama Rod Owens. “In our pain, our trauma, and all our complexity, we all can — and must — awaken the virtue of our compassion for the benefit of our communities, our planet, and our own souls.”

Join Lama Rod as he shares personal stories, spiritual teachings, and instructions for contemplative and somatic practices that reinforces the truth of our interdependency—allowing us to be of service to the collective well-being, and to call on the support and strength of the countless beings who share our struggles and hopes.


Lama Rod Owens is a Black Buddhist Southern Queen. An international influencer with over 11 years of experience and a Master of Divinity degree in Buddhist Studies from Harvard Divinity School. A leading voice featured by various national and international news outlets. Author of Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation through Anger and co-author of Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love and Liberation, his teachings center on freedom, self-expression, and radical self-care. Lama Rod’s mission is showing you how to heal and free yourself. He activates the intersections of his identity to create a platform that’s natural, engaging, and inclusive. Learn more at