Both Buddhism and Christianity offer their own vision of hope to help us meet the challenges we are facing individually and collectively. They each offer a path to meaning that can help us navigate our lives and help us find purpose when it eludes us.

Buddhist teacher and author Isa Gucciardi will explore the spirit of enlightenment through the teachings of the Four Noble Truths as well as states of mind that lead to enlightenment. She will also explore practices of liberation of oneself (mystical) and a return path to liberate others (prophetic).

Christian theologian, priest, and author Matthew Fox will deepen this teaching by exploring what we might unlearn about some of our understandings of salvation and learn how the 4 paths of Creation Spirituality and the 4 Noble Truths complement each other.

Together, they will compare the two traditions’ approaches through the mystical and prophetic calls of salvation and liberation. During an extensive question and answer, they will try to offer insights to help people with their own individual paths.

Schedule for the Evening

March 21, 2023, 7-9pm ET

Session One: Liberating Oneself (the Mystical Path) - 7-8pm ET

Session Two: Liberating Others (the Prophetic Path) - 8-9pm ET

In each session, Isa and Matthew will each teach for 25 minutes, and then we will open the space for questions and conversation from participants.

  • If you can't be present on these dates for the live online event, you will still have access to the recordings.

About Our Instructors

"In identifying the over-all context of his work, Matt is sometimes considered to be fulfilling a prophetic role and this designation does indicate an aspect of the work of Matt....Yet there is, I believe, a more critical role that Matt is fulfilling within the Christian community, the role of Shaman."

  --Dr. Thomas Berry, author of The Great Work and The Dream of the Earth

"With the authority born of experience and deep humility, Gucciardi masterfully weaves together spiritual insights from Buddhism and Shamanism with hypnotherapeutic and energy medicine practices to create a powerful force for healing.” Estelle Frankel, MFT is a psychotherapist and author of Sacred Therapy and The Wisdom of Not Knowing

Rev. Dr. Isa Gucciardi

Isa Gucciardi is the founding director of the Foundation of the Sacred Stream, a school for consciousness studies in Berkeley, CA. She is the creator of Depth Hypnosis, which combines shamanic practice and Buddhist philosophy to create a catalytic spiritual counseling model that brings the power of these ancient wisdom systems into the modern therapeutic setting. She is the author of Coming to Peace, The New Return to the Great Mother, and the forthcoming, Depth Hypnosis, a Path to Inner Transformation.

Rev. Dr. Matthew Fox

Matthew Fox is a best-selling author of over 35 books and has devoted 45 years to developing and teaching the tradition of Creation Spirituality. Rooted in ancient Judeo-Christian teaching, Creation Spirituality embraces today’s science and spiritual traditions as well as eco-justice, social justice, gender justice, and the arts. Fox has significantly contributed to revivifying awareness of great Christian mystics such as Hildegard of Bingen, Meister Eckhart, and Thomas Aquinas. He has instructed at many universities including Stanford and Holy Names.

Rev. Cameron Trimble, Host

Rev. Cameron Trimble is the CEO of Convergence, an international leadership consultancy. She serves as a senior consultant, a frequent speaker on national speaking circuits, is a pilot and an author. Her books include Liberating Hope: Daring to Renew the Mainline Church, Piloting Church: Helping Your Congregation Take Flight, and 60 Days of Faith. Trimble is also an adjunct professor teaching leadership and organizational development. She is an ordained pastor in the United Church of Christ.

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