Trudy Goodman

Trudy Goodman, PhD, is the Founding Teacher of InsightLA, the first center to combine training in Insight (Vipassana) Meditation and in non-sectarian mindfulness and compassion practices, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC). The fourth teacher ever of MBSR, Trudy taught with its creator, Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and studied Buddhist meditation for 40 years, with Asian and Western teachers. She is the Guiding Teacher and co-founder of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the first center in the world dedicated to integrating these two disciplines, and had a private psychotherapy practice there for 25 years.

Trudy co-founded Family Path and Growing Spirit, family mindfulness programs, with Susan Kaiser Greenland in Los Angeles, and has worked with kids and families throughout her career.

Trudy teaches retreats and workshops worldwide; often teaching with her husband, Jack Kornfield.

Trudy is a contributing author: Clinical Handbook of Mindfulness (Springer, 2008); Compassion and Wisdom in Psychotherapy, (Guilford Press, 2011); Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, (Guilford Press, 2013).

Events with Trudy Goodman

trudy goodman lisa ernst insightla meditation retreat insight vipassana The Dharma of Desire: From Longing to Loving Presence
November 13 - 17, 2024

A Silent Insight Meditation Retreat Wednesday, November 13th – Sunday, November 17th Registration closes October 30th at 11:59pm Pacific Time On the path of awakening, sometimes we may believe desire is a problem to be eradicated.  Yet when we get curious about desire and look at our relationship to it, we can enter more deeply into the fertile ground of our own being and move closer to the heart.  In this retreat we will have the opportunity to explore desire in a supportive, non-judgmental space that allows us to open our hearts and meet desire with compassion and insight. When…

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