Each and every one of us has an astounding capacity to generate harmony within ourselves and carry it out into the world.


Sacred Stream Live: A Shamanic Approach to Trauma

In this discussion, Isa and Laura will look at different types of trauma – and talk about how trauma affects people in unseen or misunderstood ways. They will talk about physical trauma and demonstrate how it can reverberate through other parts of the self. People are most familiar with the emotional experience of trauma, but even then, they often don’t understand how trauma in driving emotional responses. Perhaps least understood is the way trauma registers energetically within the deepest parts of our being. They will look at all these levels of traumatic experience and show the many different ways of healing trauma at any level that Applied Shamanic techniques can provide. Please bring your questions about your own experience of trauma.

Thursday, October 5, 2023
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Pacific

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An Interfaith Symposium on Peacemaking: An Exploration of Love, Compassion, Mercy, Freedom, and Justice as Pathways to Peace

The Symposium will be a day to explore connections between spirituality and peacemaking. Speakers will include mediators, scholars, authors, healers and spiritual leaders. We hope this day-long event will provide inspiration and nourishment for all who are seeking to build peace within themselves and within their communities. People of all faiths, and no faith, are welcome.

Thursday, November 9, 2023
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Pacific (12:00 pm – 8:00 pm Eastern)

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Year End Meditation with Isa Gucciardi (Live Stream & In Person)

As the year comes to a close, we have the opportunity to come together reflect back over the last year and set intentions for the coming year. This class is a combination of sitting meditation and guided meditation designed to help you understand the challenges of the past year in more depth and guide you in setting a course forward with purpose and intention.

Saturday, December 16, 2023
10:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific

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The Highway of the Conquerors: Teachings on the Mahamudra (Hybrid)

The Mahamudra is a direct method for looking beyond our thoughts to the very nature of the mind. These teachings seek to reveal the mystery of our experience by offering different ways of understanding the mind, the self, and the nature of reality. In this class, this task is approached both conceptually and through meditation with the guidance of Khensur Rinpoche Thupten Tenzin. Thupten Jinpa, PhD., is a sponsor of this workshop and will also contribute an important lecture. Isa Gucciardi will assist with practice instruction.

Sundays, September 24 & October 22, 2023
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific Time

Additional Practice Instruction with Isa on:
Tuesday, September 12, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Pacific Time
Saturday, November 11, 1:30pm – 3:00 pm Pacific Time

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The Shamanic Journey (In Person and Live Stream)

The Shamanic Journey is a method of accessing inner wisdom through a meditative state. It is derived from a practice done by the healers, or shamans, of indigenous shamanic cultures. It is performed to gain insight and effect healing, and has been a common practice of many indigenous cultures for thousands of years. Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D. is an early pioneer of adapting the shamanic journey to a therapeutic practice. Her unique style of teaching the journey includes a process of inquiry that is transformative and helps students step fully into their own personal power. Counseling professionals will find this methodology useful in working with their clients.

Saturday & Sunday, September 30 & October 1, 2023
10:00am – 4:00pm Pacific Time

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Circles for the Earth (Live Stream)

The Circles for the Earth practices were originally established during the devastating California drought that lasted from 2011 to 2016. We naturally understood that the drought was part of the larger issue of climate change affecting the entire globe. When the rains came to California in the winter of 2016, we shifted our focus to bringing these same practices to other areas of the earth that were experiencing the consequences of climate change, pollution, or other negative effects of human activity.

Sunday, October 1, 2023
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Pacific

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Sacred Stream Open House (Live Stream)

The Sacred Stream Open House is an opportunity for you to find out more about the Sacred Stream’s classes, trainings, and certificate programs. Isa Gucciardi, PhD, the Founding Director and lead instructor for the Applied Shamanism, Depth Hypnosis, and Applied Buddhist Psychology Programs will answer your questions directly on this Live Stream event via Zoom. A student services coordinator will also be there to assist with any logistical questions about classes and mapping your course with us. The recording for this Open House will be available for one week after the live meeting.

Saturday, October 7 2023
9:30 am – 10:00 pm Pacific (12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Eastern)

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Spiritual Direction (Live Stream)

This class is for those who want to explore the role of religious belief and spiritual inquiry in the therapeutic process. Participants will gain better understanding of the role of the officiant in ceremonies, as well as the issues that can arise in spiritual counseling, and it will help participants fine-tune their intention in serving in these capacities. Students will explore a wide range of spiritual traditions and acquire a greater understanding of the role of spiritual experience across a broad spectrum of traditions, better preparing them to assist people in a wide range of inquiry.

Mondays, October 23, 30 November 6, & 13, 2023
5:00 – 7:00 pm Pacific (8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Eastern)

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