Trudy Goodman

Welcome

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

From Trudy

Recently I had a chance to be part of a small seminar with Van Jones, TV host, author, and much more. A longtime activist with deep roots in the conservative South, Van has made it his mission to build bridges, challenging voters and viewers to stand in one another’s shoes and disagree constructively. The key… Continue reading

From Trudy

No Form – Just Thank You

I changed five nouns in this poem for us, for now: “Thanks” by W. S. Merwin. I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t mind a bit. It reminds me of Zen teacher Yvonne Rand’s last audible words before she passed away Wednesday evening: “No form – Just thank you” Listen with the night falling we are saying… Continue reading

Talks

The Long Journey to Equal Rights

August 18, 2020 is the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. To celebrate, I teamed up with an incredible collection of women to tell the history of its ratification in the short film “The Long Journey to Equal Rights.” More than 40 luminary women came together from all walks… Continue reading

From Trudy

Keep the Embers Glowing

I loved my wasband George with all my heart. To navigate the heartbreak of his alcoholism with some modicum of mindfulness and compassion, I went for refuge in Al-Anon intensive care, where I stayed for four years. I came to see the 12-step work as parallel to the Buddhist mindfulness trainings we call precepts. Both… Continue reading