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April 2020

Quest for Eternal Sunshine – A Holocaust Survivors Journey for Darkness to Light

April 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
InsightLA Olympic, 1430 Olympic Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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Join Trudy Goodman, founding teacher of InsightLA, and Myra Goodman—author, organic farming pioneer and Trudy’s close cousin—for an afternoon devoted to exploring ways to live happily and peacefully in this beautiful, magical world that is also full of intense suffering. We’ll be doing a deep dive into Myra’s new book, Quest for Eternal Sunshine—A Holocaust Survivors Journey for Darkness to Light, co-authored posthumously with her father, Mendek Rubin. Mendek managed to overcome immense trauma and decades of depression to become…

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Online: Still Home Together

April 30 @ 6:00 pm - May 14 @ 7:15 pm

In response to COVID-19, we welcome you to this class series with founding teacher Trudy Goodman. Begin or sustain YOUR meditation practice in a welcoming environment as we sit together in community. There will be a meditation with some guidance, followed by teaching and conversation. We need each other more than ever right now! We will meet on Thursdays from 6-7:15pm PST: April 30, May 7 and May 14. You will receive the Zoom info after registering. If you miss…

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May 2020

An Evening with Trudy Goodman and George Mumford

May 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Join Trudy Goodman, founder of InsightLA Meditation, and George Mumford, performance mindfulness coach for two of the best players in the history of basketball (Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant), for a discussion on how we can expose the beauty and greatness that is within each one of us.

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Online: Immersion Meditation Retreat

May 13 - May 17

* Trudy's session is on May 17 What Is Immersion? We invited dozens of the world's top thought leaders, neuroscience researchers, business leaders, artists, entrepreneurs, coaches, best-selling authors, meditation teachers and more to share their personal meditation journeys - why they started, how they managed to make it "stick" and how this practice transformed their personal and professional lives...and the lives of the people around them. These powerful personal stories provide the foundation for Immersion 2020, and serve to inspire…

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Bringing Worlds Together: A Free Online Retreat

May 15 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This online experience will be conducted via Zoom. Login and access information will be distributed by email prior to the event. May 15 . 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Pacific Time In this time of global crisis, we need ways to steady our hearts, practices to strengthen our courage, compassion, tenderness and care. Join together with the hearts and spirit of people in China and the West for this special free retreat. We will share powerful practices of mindfulness and…

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The Magic of Awareness

May 20 @ 3:00 pm - May 27 @ 11:30 am
Spirit Rock, 5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Woodacre, CA 94973 United States
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The paradox of awareness is very profound and yet very simple. It can’t be described because it has no objective qualities and no limitation. Sometimes it comes naturally to the surface when we are fully in the present moment and no longer lost in thoughts or mental projections. Pure consciousness is neither high nor low, neither pleasant nor unpleasant, neither good nor bad. Join us for this retreat where we will learn how to pay attention to this quality of…

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June 2020

White Teachers Responding to Racism and Suffering: A Community Q&A with Tara Brach, Jack Kornfield and Trudy Goodman

June 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

We each have different roles to play in our shared intention of non-harming and liberation for all beings. We acknowledge the profound and differential impacts of recent events on communities who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC). We also acknowledge the differential responsibilities that those of us who are white hold to change the systems, processes, and actions that result in this kind of recurring and preventable racist harm and loss of black lives. On Thursday, June 4…

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A 75th Birthday Evening of Honoring and Reflection: Finding Refuge Amidst the Flames

June 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The long-planned honoring of Trudy Goodman and InsightLA is now joined with an urgent new call. Our practices, our sense of justice, compassion and caring presence are being challenged by shared suffering and the need for wise and courageous response. For the day of her 75th birthday, June 9, Trudy Goodman, InsightLA founding teacher, invited her old friends to celebrate with us as a benefit for InsightLA. Now, in these times, we are fortunate to have some of the world’s…

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Midnight Gospel: An Evening with Trudy Goodman & Duncan Trussell

June 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Trudy Goodman and Duncan Trussell will talk about the forgiveness-themed Midnight Gospel episode (Ep. 4) with Trudy the Love Barbarian (played by Trudy Goodman). The Midnight Gospel (Netflix), created by Duncan Trussell and Pendleton Ward, is visually wild—psychedelic, fantastic, alive with bizarre characters. But it also hits, not too lightly, on subjects like meditation, mindfulness, and Buddhism.

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July 2020

What the World Needs Now: Courage, Mindfulness, and Love

July 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join Spirit Rock founder Jack Kornfield, InsightLA founding teacher Trudy Goodman, and George Mumford, author and mindfulness coach to Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant & other sports legends, for “Courage, Mindfulness and Love” on July 7. In addition to working with the Chicago Bulls in 1997-98, George has taught meditation since 1986 in a range of environments, from police departments and prisons to university campuses in the midst of a wave of hate crimes. There will be a dialogue drawing on…

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