Buddhist Strategies for Suffering Less and Improving Your Meditation | Lama Rod Owens
Plus: Why Lama Rod is "no longer interested in being a good person," why we need to let go of perfectionism, and the selfish case for sainthood.
Lama Rod Owens is making his fifth appearance on Ten Percent Happier. He describes himself as “a Black Buddhist Southern Queen” and is an authorized lama in the Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism with a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard. His new book is The New Saints: From Broken Hearts to Spiritual Warriors.
In this episode we talk about:
- What Lama Rod means by “New Saint”
- Why he is “no longer interested in being a good person”
- Why it's so important to let go of the ideal of perfection
- The practices and characteristics of a New Saint
- The questions you should ask yourself about your beliefs
- His experiences with what he refers to as “unseen beings” and his exploration of the “unseen world.”
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- Lama Rod’s first appearance on Ten Percent Happier
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