Video Gallery

This Gallery is the repository for all available Guibord Center videos. New videos are added as they become available.

Our Video Gallery is organized by Faiths, Interfaith Panel Discussions, Interviews, and Community Events, including Concerts.

 

Baha’i

Buddhism

Christianity

Indigenous
Spirituality

Hinduism

Sikhism

Islam

Judaism

Community Events and Concerts

Interfaith Panel Discussions

Interviews

TGC Programs 2019

Read more about these programs:

African Spiritual Roots of Gospel Music

Raimon Panikkar: Spiritual Visionary

 

Short Films and Promos

This collection includes highlight films and our film ANIMA: Animals. Faith. Compassion. produced for our partner Animal Defenders International.

Bahá’í

Randolph Dobbs, a Guibord Center Advisor, shares the basics of the Bahá’í faith. This video was filmed at St. John’s Cathedral in Los Angeles.

We traveled to the Bahá’í Center of Los Angeles to hear about Bahá’í Sacred Texts in Sacred Places.

Buddhism

From the basics of Buddhism 101, held at St. John’s Cathedral, Los Angeles, we traveled to the largest Buddhist monastery in the western U.S. Fo Guang Shan Hsi Lai Temple is located in Hacienda Heights, about 20 miles east of LA. Rituals and Symbols of Buddhism included stories about Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhārtha Gautama, Shakyamuni Buddha, or simply the Buddha.

Dual Belongings is a discussion with two Christian priests who both practice a second religious tradition. Father James Fredericks, a Roman Catholic priest, also practices Zen Buddhist meditation. The Rev. Karen MacQueen is an Episcopal priest who practices and teaches Kriya yoga.

Christianity

From Eastern Orthodoxy’s ancient wisdom to the beautiful liturgy (service) of Tenebrae at St. John’s Cathedral, learn about the roots of Christianity in the Eastern Orthodox and Western traditions. His Grace, Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos joined the Rev. Dr. Guibord in a conversation titled Ancient Wisdom for a Contemporary World. Following the conversation, Bishop Demetrios took part in a service of Solemn Evensong at the Cathedral.

The service of Tenebrae is uncommon in today’s Western Christian churches, celebrated during Holy Week and symbolic of the crucifixion and death Jesus Christ.

Decoding Rituals and Symbols of Greek Orthodoxy takes us to the amazing St. Sophia’s Cathedral in Los Angeles. Here, Father John Bakas explained the symbolic meaning behind everything that happens in the Cathedral.

Decoding Signs and Symbols of Roman Catholicism took place at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Father Alexei Smith helped us understand the various elements of the faith and shared behind-the-scenes stories of this newest Roman Catholic cathedral in the United States.

Dr. Amy-Jill Levine is Professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School and College of Arts and Sciences. A self-described “Yankee Jewish feminist who teaches in a predominantly Christian divinity school in the buckle of the Bible Belt,” Dr. Levine combines historical-critical rigor, literary-critical sensitivity, and humor with a commitment to eliminating anti-Jewish, sexist, and homophobic theologies.

Diana Butler Bass and Joshua DuBois spoke with the Rev. Dr. Guibord about their latest books in a comfortable setting that encouraged questions from the audience.

Renowned Christian author and lecturer Brian McLaren talked about the topic for his latest book, Christian Identity in a Multifaith World.

 

Hinduism

Swami Sarvadevananda of the Hollywood Vedanta Society presents the basics of Hinduism. This video was filmed in the Community Room at St. John’s Cathedral in Los Angeles.

We traveled to the Hollywood Vedanta Temple to learn about Hindu Sacred Texts and Decoding Rituals and Symbols of Hinduism.

Swami Sarvapriyananda’s Three Great Powers Within Us took place at St. John’s Cathedral, Los Angeles.

Ancient Vedic Living for Modern Times took place at the International Society for Krishna Consciousness in Los Angeles.

Islam

The late Dr. Maher Hathout, a leading spokesperson for the American Muslim community and Advisor to The Guibord Center, presents “Islam in a Nutshell” and answers the “difficult” questions and concerns about the faith.

Imam Jihad Turk welcomes The Guibord Center to the Islamic Center of Southern California to learn about Ramadan and fasting and to share in the Breaking of the Fast, an Iftar Dinner.

Advisor John Ishvaradas Abdallah, along with Noor Malika Chishti, introduces us to the mystical form of Islam known as Sufism.

Jihad Turk invites us once again the the Islamic Center of Southern California to learn about the Quran, the sacred text of Islam.

Dr. Amir Hussain, Professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, discusses his latest book with the Rev. Dr. Guibord.

 

Judaism

Advisor to The Guibord Center Rabbi Suzanne Singer, from Temple Beth El in Riverside, presents Judaism 101.

The Guibord Center was invited to Wilshire Boulevard Temple for a very special presentation on Jewish sacred texts.

Decoding Rituals and Symbols of Judaism takes place during a model Passover Seder at Temple Beth Shir Shalom in Santa Monica, where Rabbi Neil Comess-Daniels explains this ritual meal.

The Guibord Center hosted two interfaith observances of Sukkot, the Jewish Festival of the Harvest. Both of our rabbis are members of the Advisory Council, and each brought a unique flavor to Creating a Sukkah in Observance of Sukkot.

Kabbala is the mystical form of Judaism. Rabbi Mordecai Finley has been teaching Jewish spirituality, mysticism and related fields of study for more than 25 years.

 

Indigenous Spirituality

Cindi Moar Alvitre is a descendant of the Tongva, the original inhabitants of Los Angeles an Orange Counties. She has been a cultural and environmental educator for over three decades.

Steven Charleston is a Choctaw elder and former bishop in the Episcopal Church. A deeply spiritual man, he writes a daily meditation on Facebook that has attracted thousands of followers from all faith traditions.

“The Four Vision Quests of Jesus” is the title of Steven Charleston’s recent book. He sits down in conversation with the Rev. Dr. Gwynne Guibord.

 

Sikhism

Sikhism 101 covers the basics of the Sikh faith, with Guibord Center Advisor Nirinjan Singh Khalsa. Husband and wife Ravinder and Jacquie Singh Khalsa share about their faith journey and their passion, the Khalsa Peace Corps.

Sikh Sacred Texts takes us to the gurdwara in Pacoima to meet Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh book of scriptures that is also a Guru of the faith.

Decoding Rituals and Symbols of Sikhism brings us back to the gurdwara to learn about the meanings and rituals associated with the Five K’s and to enjoy chanting in the sacred space.

 

Community Events and Concerts

 

 

Interfaith Panel Discussions

Beyond the Veil: Life After Death is an exploration of how different faiths understand what lies beyond life in this world.
Session One: Christianity, Islam and Judaism
Session Two: Buddhism, Hinduism and Sikhism

The panel discussion of the Abrahamic texts sheds light on some of the difficult and troubling texts of the major Abrahamic faiths: Christianity, Islam and Judaism.

Dual Belongings panelists share their personal journey of faith that embraces the essence of two traditions.

Faiths that Fast includes Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Jewish, Baha’i, Christian and Brahma Kumaris perspectives on how these faiths fast. The panel took place during the month of Ramadan. After the discussion, panelists and attendees broke the fast with a traditional Iftar dinner at the Islamic Center of Southern California.

Interviews

Swami Kriyananda, the last living disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda, sat down for this interview with the Rev. Dr. Guibord shortly before his passing to the next life.

The late Dr. Maher Hathout speaks with the Rev. Dr. Guibord about Muslims in the post-9/11 world and the challenges we all face as people of faith supporting one another.

Vanderbilt Divinity School Professor of New Testament Studies Dr. Amy-Jill Levine talks with the Rev. Dr. Guibord about The Jewish Jesus.