Lent is a season of introspection and reflection. During this time, Christians are encouraged to consider how they have estranged themselves from God and how they might turn back to a faithful and holy life.

Shifting our attention from the distractions of our daily lives to the presence of the sacred within us can aid us in the deepening of our connection to the divine. But this is easier said than done.

The Mindfulness practices of Buddhism can help us become more aware of what is arising in the mind to distract us. Referred to as Mind Training, Buddhism offers a coherent method for ordering the mind, bringing peace, and enhancing compassionate wisdom.

Join Buddhist teacher, Rev. Dr. Isa Gucciardi, as she explores what Buddhism can teach Christians about the Season of Lent. The session will be hosted by Christian minister, Rev. Cameron Trimble, and include a dialogue between these two faith leaders to deepen our experience of presence.

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. 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.