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
This morning I found myself weeping for our beautiful, heartbreaking world. We’re on the cusp of inaugurating a new president and a historic Black, female vice president. This is a hopeful and exciting moment for our nation. The Presidential Inauguration Committee is launching a national Day of Service to help everyone suffering during the pandemic… Continue reading →
Trudy Goodman visits the Mindrolling podcast to share her experiences with Ram Dass and reflect on the impact that his teachings have made in the world.
This past week, I went north of San Rafael to Terra Linda at sunset to stand in an empty parking lot, looking for starlings. As the light fades, huge flocks of the glossy, black birds swirl high above the trees, streaming and swooping in unison above their communal roosting place in the oak and eucalyptus… Continue reading →
Cultivating Peace Of Mind Dharma Talk, 12/27/20
This is a time to remember vastness and mystery. The year is ending with a cosmic conjunction unseen on Earth for 800 years. InsightLA held an important community gathering and ritual for letting-go of our Olympic and Melrose centers and envisioning the future. We had a stellar and joyous Christmas Eve meditation and singing concert…. Continue reading →
Given that many of us were isolated from those we love during the 2020 holiday season, InsightLA created an event that brought a spirit of warmth, togetherness, and meditation to Christmas Eve. “To All A Goodnight”—A Christmas Eve Meditation featured a talk and guided meditation from me and Jack Kornfield, followed by some of the… Continue reading →
This virtual community gathering honors and celebrates the spaces that have supported our practice over the last several years. InsightLA will be closing our East Hollywood center this month and the Santa Monica center in January, but will be keeping the Benedict Canyon location. When it is safe to meet in person again, we will… Continue reading →
Join InsightLA’s founding teacher Trudy Goodman, Lily Dulan, founder of Kara Love Project and author of Giving Grief Meaning & former NBA World Champion, entrepreneur, philanthropist and co-founder of The Artest University, Metta World Peace for a conversation and practices on how to navigate through grief and trauma and transform it into love. “Discover ways… Continue reading →
I would call Metta World Peace an alchemist, except there was nothing magical about the hard work he did to transform his troubles into triumph with the help of therapy, meditation, yoga. He stepped out of where he came from into where he truly wanted to go without abandoning his roots and his friends. Metta… Continue reading →
We must practice being present for each and every moment – because this is it!