Trudy Goodman

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A Meeting of the Mindful

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,… Continue reading


The Mindfulness Movement: What Does it Mean for Buddhism?

Diana Winston, Barry Boyce, Melissa Myozen Blacker, and Trudy Goodman address Buddhists’ questions about secular mindfulness: Where are the ethics? Does it go deep enough? Will it help or hurt Buddhism? “The Mindfulness Movement: What Does It Mean for Buddhism?” interviewed four prominent mindfulness teachers. In her introductory comments, Jenny Wilks noted that it is… Continue reading


The Origins of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Trudy Goodman on Jon Kabat-Zinn and MBSR The origins of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an eight-week program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn back in 1979.  In the decades since, MBSR–and mindfulness in general–have become an accepted part of mental health practice.  Hundreds of hospitals and mental health centers now offer MBSR to help people with relief… Continue reading


Deep Joy & Peace Found at Insight LA

A decade after founding Santa Monica non-profit InsightLA, psychologist and meditation teacher Trudy Goodman says the practice of mindfulness is more important than ever in this day and age to give people the inner resources they need to overcome life’s challenges. From day-to-day stress to overcoming major struggles such as the loss of a job… Continue reading