Library

The Video Gallery

The Video Gallery is the repository for all videos available from The Guibord Center. Every event is photographed and filmed. Over the years we have amassed a library of over 80 videos, including events, interviews, and short films.

Our Video Gallery is organized by Faiths, followed by Interfaith Panel Discussions, Interviews, and Community Events including Concerts. Additional categories will be found at the bottom of the list.
This Video Gallery is a work in progress and continues to grow daily through July and August 2017.

Baha’i

Learn the Basics of the Baha’i faith from Randolph Dobbs, an Advisor to The Guibord Center. This video was filmed in the Community Room at St. John’s Cathedral in Los Angeles.

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

Buddhism

From the basics of Buddhism 101, held in the Community Hall at St. John’s Cathedral in Los Angeles, we traveled to the largest Buddhist Monastery in the Western U.S.

Fo Guan Hsi Lai Temple is located in Hacienda Heights California, but once you climb the steps and enter the grounds, you can easily imagine yourself in China.

Rituals and Symbols of Buddhism was filled with wonderful stories about Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhārtha Gautama, Shakyamuni Buddha, or simply the Buddha.

Dual Belongings is a fascinating discussion with two Christian priests who each also practice a second religious tradition. Fr. James Fredericks is a Roman Catholic priest who 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 Tennebrae at St. John’s Cathedral, learn about the roots of Christianity in the Eastern Orthodox and Western traditions. His Grace, Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos joins 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 Tennebrae 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, where 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, where Father Alexei Smith informed us 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 a frequent dash of 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

The basics of Hinduism are presented by Swami Sarvadevananda of the Hollywood Vedanta Society. 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 takes place at St. John’s Cathedral, Los Angeles.

“Ancient Vedic Living for Modern Times” to 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 Muslim religion.

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 introduce 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 Quoran, the Sacred Texts 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, CA presents Judaism 101.

To learn about Jewish Sacred Texts The Guibord Center was invited to Wilshire Boulevard Temple for a very special presentation.

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 & Orange Counties, and has been a cultural and environmental educator for over three decades.

Steven Charleston is a Choctaw Elder and a 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 couple Ravinder and Jacquie Singh Khalsa share their journey and their passion, “Khalsa Peace Corps”.

Sikh Sacred Texts takes us to the Gurdwara in Pacoima to meet Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh sacred text that is also a Guru.

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 enjoy chanting in the sacred space.

 

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: Christian, Muslim and Jewish. Session Two: Buddhist, Hindu and Sikh.

The panel discussion of the Abrahamic texts shed 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 perspectives from Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Jewish, Baha’i, Christian and Brahma Kumaris on how these faiths Fast. The panel was held during the month of Ramadan, and after the discussion the Fast was broken traditionally with an 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 post-911 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”.

 

Community Events and Concerts

 

 

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