Feedback from previous Love and Rage Online Course participants:
"This course was just what I needed at the right time! Having the opportunity to be in live conversation with Lama Rod and learn from him has been invaluable to deepening my practice and self-understanding. I appreciated hearing about the various practices and chapters in the book directly from Lama Rod. This course has been a treasure, a gem that will remain with me."
"I took this course primarily to work with anger but what I found while doing the course was that what I needed most were the practices of calling in my circle of care to support me - to take refuge, and the practices for mourning. Partially "right thing at right time", partially just things I hadn't thought I needed that it turns out I sorely did. Both of those practices have felt transformative to both my existing practice and to my outlook/perspective on life.”
"This course provided me with so much support during a difficult time. I also feel like the course has started me on a process to be able to feel and process my anger."
"It has been so amazing to be affirmed in my journey through my anger to deeper knowledge of myself and the people/communities around me. I am not someone who prioritizes meditation, but the opportunity to explore meditation, and in a way that affirmed the daily "little" meditations, was very healing. Lama Rod introduced the material in a way that was very freeing and seemed to me to meet me where I was at, while also leaving space for expanding."
"This course gave me hope. For the first time in almost five years I felt “connected” to others who share my vulnerability, spirituality, and compassion.
I thought I was alone, now I know we are a team of Bodhisattvas just meant to feel the depths of love and rage, to help heal the world."
"Magic. I am experiencing the most difficult period of my life and these teachings are invaluable. I experienced insights like holding intense pain within joy and touching earth that were completely new to me. Lama Rod offers profound teachings in a way that demystifies them in an accessible way."
"I loved this course. It was very helpful for me to deepen and apply my learning from Love and Rage with Lama Rod Owens. I would take this course any time, but during the pandemic, holidays, and election, it felt especially timely for me."
"It has helped me deepen my love and compassion practice and given me more tools to resource myself through difficult times so it's been really amazing for me."
"The course provided a space to go deeper and really internalize and embody the content from the book. It's easy to just read it from an intellectual place, but I didn't want to do that, and the course helped me process it not just mentally but also in an embodied way, and that was very helpful."
"It has truly allowed me to take the time to integrate some wisdom, to create some spaciousness within, and get to know myself more, and how I can interact with the world with more agency. I completely love Lama Rod, he has changed my life."
"I am so grateful. Lama Rod has answered questions I didnt even know I was asking and longing to hear answers for."
"The Seven Homecomings are changing my meditation practice- giving me a kind of support to be with difficulty. Having a teacher who is so dedicated to honesty and justice and who is queer and black is changing me. The way Lama Rod shines a light on suffering and the political necessity of waking up is deepening my dedication to my practice. I have never had a true bridge between my meditation practice and my political life and I am so grateful to be experiencing this."
"The course was an anchor these last several weeks. The structure offered a pleasant balance of achievable tasks during this rough, strange time we're all sharing. I found comfort and satisfaction having something to work on that was beneficial for my mind and soul. The material met me where I am, and helped me recognize that the work I've been doing the last several years is deeper in my bones than I knew. I am deeply grateful to Lama Rod and his team for facilitating this course because it has deepened my skills and bolstered my spirit."
"Literal lifesaver during these isolating COVID times, so appreciated."
"It has helped me make space around difficult emotions, relate to myself with compassion, recognize the need to practice mourning and spritz regularly."
"I've found it hugely helpful. Can't tell you the difference it's made and been feeling so grateful to everyone that made it happen. Thank you so much!"
"This course has been sustaining; it came just in time to take me through the rest of my semester as a uni professor, and it helped me feel that I had the resources to support my students through this difficult time, while not neglecting myself, or ignoring my emotions."
"I'm so grateful for this opportunity at this challenging time. Many blessings to all who worked to bring this to fruition and carry it out."
"The experience has been so insightful and loving. It's helped me work through a lot of unprocessed experiences and emotions at a time when I've generally felt really depleted. I had been unsure if I could commit to anything else. But I am so glad I did. So grateful for this experience."
"I do a lot of work with college students, and a lot of it has to do with race and trauma. This course helped me do a lot of the interior work i needed to do in order to be present for them. So thank you."
"The opportunity to learn from and practice with Lama Rod has been centering, thought-provoking, and enlightening. I really appreciated the opportunity to “apply” Love & Rage. It brought the words off the page and made them three dimensional."
"I'm so grateful for a truly beautiful, affirming experience!"
"This course has helped me reconnect to practice and renewed my commitment to my own healing. The SNOELL practice has been a valuable tool in supporting my mental health. I feel more grounded and able to face more of my internal and external experience."