Welcome dear friend, So honored that you have taken the time to visit. For those who do not know me, my name is Trudy and I’ve been practicing mindfulness meditation for many years. Sitting in stillness has helped me sustain joy through all the ups and downs of life. On this site you’ll find an abundance of… Continue reading
Although Jack has been urging me to write a book for 20 years now, I’ve always felt I give my contribution to the world through my teaching. I happily share the love and wisdom that have come to me in this life, and that’s enough. Simple, intangible things satisfy me; the light of this morning’s… Continue reading →
On, January 25, 1967, Martin Luther King introduced Thich Nhat Hahn to the whole world when he nominated him for the Nobel Peace prize, stating, “. . . I do not personally know of anyone more worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize than this gentle Buddhist monk from Vietnam… He is a scholar of immense… Continue reading →
Devotion Dharma Talk, 1/12/20. Trudy discusses devotional practice and Ram Dass’s devotion to his teacher Neem Karoli Baba.
How do you express your love for this astonishing, alarming, awe-inspiring world? What do you do that arises from a spontaneous offering of the heart? For years now, I’ve been part of a small group of long-time meditation teachers in northern California that meets a few times a year. Now we’re very senior teachers, both… Continue reading →
As you know many of us have been affected by the passing of Ram Dass, a powerful visionary teacher. Thank you to everyone who wrote to InsightLA last week. What happens to us human beings when we die? It’s a great mystery. My London friend Fiona Hancock texted me on Tuesday to say how surprised… Continue reading →
This is a communion with Ram Dass after his death, sent from my friend Fiona Hancock in London. Fiona is a gifted being who is able to extend her consciousness beyond the limits of our ordinary perception. She has given her permission for me to share this with you: As I sit down to connect… Continue reading →
Have you ever been to the Four Corners Monument, marking the place where four states meet? The quadripoint where a corner of New Mexico, Utah, Arizona and Colorado meet also marks the boundary between two Native American governments, Navaho Nation and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe Reservation. As you drive across the country, through hundreds… Continue reading →
New Year’s Intentions Dharma Talk 12/29/19. Trudy and Jack Kornfield discuss setting intentions and also the recent death of friend Ram Dass.
In Ram Dass’s room this past Sunday, amidst quiet chanting and harmonium, with his devoted companion Dassima and caregivers nearby, Ram Dass took two deep breaths and was gone from his body. In the days that have followed in his household, there is nowhere he is not. Maybe you, too, can find him as you… Continue reading →
Grieving is hard work — and the time it takes to recover from intense grief can be longer than most people expect. Some people get impatient with the process and don’t want to talk about it anymore, while for others the pain of loss and impermanence is always front and center. The most important thing… Continue reading →