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Episode 3: Moving into the Heart of Mastery with Lama Rod

Lama Rod Owens

Welcome to the Radiant REST Podcast your source for all things yoga nidra, rest, sleep, and dreams. I am your host, Tracee Stanley and I believe that the unique practice of Yoga Nidra offered to us by the ancient sages, is the healing salve for our times. I am excited to share my love of all practices that lead to deep rest and all of the treasures that come from being rested. My new book Radiant REST: Yoga Nidra for Deep Relaxation and Awakened Clarity is available now!

About the Episode

Tracee Stanley speaks with Lama Rod Owens. They talk about how meditation helps to move out of depression and discuss the importance of lineage and how culture, ancestors, and descendants inform lineage. They acknowledge heartbreak, anger, and rage and how to unlock them through experience. They speak of what it means to return to an indigenous worldview. Lama Rod describes what the true meaning of apocalypse is and how can we move through it, and the value of mourning and how it requires us to tell the truth. 

Lama Rod Owens is a Buddhist minister, author, activist, yoga instructor and authorized Lama, or 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 co-author 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 in Buddhadharma, Lion’s Roar, Tricycle and The Harvard Divinity Bulletin, and offers talks, retreats, and workshops in more than seven countries.

Episode Notes

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The RADIANT REST podcast brings you spacious conversations with guests on all things yoga nidra, rest, sleep, and dreams.



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Tracee Stanley creates and holds sacred space to transform, inspire and empower, utilizing the practices of Yoga Nidra, Self-inquiry, Perfect Sankalpa, ritual, nature, and sacred movement.  She created the RADIANT REST to explore our birthright for deep rest and awakening to our true nature. Her book RADIANT REST: Yoga Nidra for Deep Rest and Awakened Clarity released by Shambhala Publications is available to order HERE.

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