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

Talks

The Midnight Gospel: A Conversation with Duncan Trussell

On June 26, 2020, “The Midnight Gospel” co-creator Duncan Trussell and I discussed his popular Netflix series. (Episode 4 features my character “Trudy the Barbarian.”) “The Midnight Gospel” is visually wild—alive with bizarre characters. But it also hits, not too lightly, on subjects like meditation, mindfulness, and Buddhism.

Talks

Benefit Video: Finding Refuge Amidst the Flames

Our practices, our sense of justice, compassion and caring presence are being challenged by shared suffering and the need for wise and courageous response. We invited some old friends for an online benefit (6/9/20-my birthday) for InsightLA and Black Lives Matter. We were fortunate to have some of the world’s most admired teachers and authors,… Continue reading

From Trudy

Thankful for a Kindness

“These two people are hard to find in the world. Which two? The one who is first to do a kindness, and the one who is grateful and thankful for a kindness done.” — The Buddha, in the Anguttara Nikaya (AN 2:118). The doorbell rings. I stand up from the couch where I work cross-legged… Continue reading