A Meeting of the Mindful, Michael Sigman, Huffington Post
A momentous meeting of the mindful will take place November 15 when pioneers of the Western meditation and mindfulness movements come together for Living with a Joyful Spirit and a Wise Heart, a day of celebration, stories, teachings and practice at the Broad Theater in Santa Monica, CA.
The program will feature Trudy Goodman (founder of InsightLA, a leading Southland-based non-profit mindfulness organization) and Jack Kornfield(internationally renowned Buddhist/mindfulness teacher/author) interacting via live video feed with such long-time friends and fellow luminaries as Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ram Dass, Joseph Goldstein and Tara Brach. (Sharon Salzberg will offer a recorded message.)
Four decades ago, these men and women — after years of study and retreat with Buddhist masters — set out to bring the values and benefits of Buddhist mindfulness meditation to the U.S. Their lives, friendships and careers have intertwined ever since in various combinations, including the founding and nurturing of such notable foundations and retreat centers as Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, Spirit Rock in Woodacre, CA, Seva Foundation, Hanuman Foundation, Insight Meditation Community of Washington, and LA’s own InsightLA.
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