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

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Too Busy Is A Lie

Today I was interviewed by Vince Horn*. Vince is starting an oral history project called, “My Beloved Teachers,” a loving way to capture teachings and memories of his older teachers about their own  teachers who are long gone. Vince starts his interviews with me; I begin with my first Zen teacher, the Korean Reverend Seung… Continue reading

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Freedom on a Windowsill

“Even in detention I could find joyful moments.” – Ai Weiwei Ahhhh…holidays! Just hearing that word has such nostalgic power. I dream of freedom from routines, time to meditate more, relax, hang out with family, friends and community who remind me of being loved and important to others besides myself. Common traditions and remembrances bring a… Continue reading

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Let Your Love Light Shine

When I sat down to write to you this week, I asked myself, “What do Juneteenth, Father’s Day the summer solstice and Pride month have to do with one another, besides their proximity in one weekend?” Each is a call to shine some love and light on a part of life too often taken for… Continue reading

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One Life Ends, Another Life Continues

One Life Ends, Another Life Continues Beverly Berg Wry 1956 – 2021 On Sunday, during the closing talk of the retreat I was teaching with Anam Thubten and Norman Fischer, my dear friend Beverly Berg Wry passed away. A gifted therapist, meditator, clay artist, cross-fit athlete, pianist, mom and wife, Beverly was a hilariously funny… Continue reading