Who was Buddha’s Mother? Embracing the Sacred Feminine : Isa Gucciardi Ph.D. & Robert A.F. Thurman at Menla Retreat Phoenicia, New York 2017
In this short video Bob + Isa tell the story of the Buddha’s birth, his mother Maya and how modern psychotherapists interpret his lack of his biological mother figure.
Buddha is, as they say, that vision of one who sees every single being like a mother looks at her only beloved child: every being including cockroaches, ants and microbes, whatever it is. Buddha has that preoccupation that a mother has of feeling that the child is more than her. It is the essential biological quality that enables mammals to give life, share your body or die for your offspring. Buddha feels like that for all beings. That’s a way of saying enlightenment is an encompassment of other beings.
Robert AF Thurman from www.sfzc.org
Archive recording of the final evening session with Isa Gucciardi Ph.D. & Robert AF Thurman from their Tibet House US Retreat “Embracing the Sacred Feminine” recorded March 2017 at Menla in Phoenicia, New York.
Full video Includes an overview of the the concept of the Sacred Feminine in the Tibetan Buddhist & Indigenous Shaman traditions & concludes with a guided meditation.
“Embracing the Sacred Feminine Introduction : Isa Gucciardi Ph.D. & Bob Thurman at Menla Retreat Phoenicia, New York” photo by Justin Stone-Diaz.
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.
In addition to training hundreds of people to be spiritual counselors in Depth Hypnosis, she has taught thousands of students seeking personal growth in the Foundation of the Sacred Stream’s academic programs of Applied Shamanism, Applied Buddhist Psychology, Integrated Energy Medicine, and Empowered Living.
She teaches nationally and internationally and has an active counseling practice in San Francisco, CA.. Her clients include corporate executives, ministers and religious officials from all faiths, supervisors of social agencies, business coaches, psychotherapists, midwives, medical doctors, parents and everyday people seeking deeper understanding about themselves.
Suggested Books by Isa Gucciardi Ph.D.
Coming to Peace: Resolving Conflict Within Ourselves And With Others | Return to the Great Mother
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