In this podcast Professor Thurman is joined by Foundation of the Sacred Stream’s Isa Gucciardi Ph.D. in exploring the symbolism used in traditional Buddhist Tara visualizations & in shamanistic practices.
Includes a discussion of the use of sound, light, movement & dreams in rituals, an explanation of the practice of working with the unconscious and a short overview of the indigenous Bön tradition found in Tibet before the wide spread adoption Buddhism.
Concludes with an introduction to the practice of Tibetan Dream Yoga & dialog with retreat participants.
© Green Tara Photo by Sam Scoggins via www.flickr.com.
This podcast is apart of the ‘Buddhism 101’ Series using classic teachings from Robert Thurman to elucidate basic concepts of the tradition.
This recording is an except from the Tibet House US Retreat “Shamans & Siddhas: Meeting at the Crossroads of Shamanism & Tantrism” with Robert Thurman, Isa Gucciardi Ph.D. recorded at Menla Retreat in Phoenicia, New York October 2016.
Full video recordings of this program are apart of the Tibet House US Member Archive. To listen to more recordings from this & other past programs please consider becoming a Tibet House US Member.
About Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D.
Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D., holds degrees and certificates in trans-personal psychology, cultural and linguistic anthropology, comparative religion, hypnotherapy, and transformational healing. She has spent over 30 years studying spiritual, therapeutic, and meditative techniques from around the world.
Isa is the creator of the ground-breaking therapeutic model, Depth Hypnosis, and the Founding Director of the Foundation of the Sacred Stream.