Awaiting Light: What Buddhism Can Offer Christians about Hope (Convergence)


This past year has been challenging and disorienting. When we look to our future, we feel a sense of trepidation. What can we count on? Who can we trust? What does the future hold for us?

We tend to live our lives either looking back (often with regret) or looking forward (often with fear). This is especially true during these troubling times. This attitude causes us to feel out of control because we can’t control things in the past or in the future. What do we do?

In disorienting times, it becomes easy to lose connection with hope and light. Although we are looking forward to the Light during the season of Advent, this becomes a moment where we can also try to find the light in every moment.

Join Buddhist teacher, Rev. Dr. Isa Gucciardi, as she explores what Buddhism can teach Christians about Awaiting Light. 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.

Awaiting Light Faculty

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.

Cameron Trimble
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.