Trudy Goodman


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


Metta Hour Podcast with Sharon Salzberg – Ep. 146 – Vulnerability & Asking For Help w/ Trudy Goodman, PhD

In episode 146 of the “Metta Hour with Sharon Salzberg” Trudy shares her personal journey with meditation and psychotherapy and how the two have informed her healing, and her professional path as a teacher and therapist. She and Sharon discuss loneliness, depression and mental health issues that have affected people differently in the pandemic quarantine…. Continue reading


A Return to Wholeness: Caring for the Body-Mind During Turbulent Times

Learn powerful life-nourishing wisdom practices that foster our innate resilience as well as a deep sense of peace, trust and connection. Join Cain Carroll—a master teacher and synthesizer of ancient self-healing arts—and Dr. Josefa Rangel—a Stanford educated medical doctor and integrative medicine specialist—for this eye-opening experiential workshop hosted by Trudy and Myra Goodman, who have both greatly… Continue reading

From Trudy

A Murmuration of Starlings

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

From Trudy

The Starry Sky

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