Trudy Goodman

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Finding Peace On This Earth

Earth Day arrived in an earth-shattering week in the United States – an historic verdict, more horrific killings of Black people. Today I listened to Ruth King and Zenju Earthlyn Manuel talk about accessing peace. In her new book, The Deepest Peace: Contemplations from a Season of Stillness, Zenju turns her heart towards the earth:… Continue reading

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Everything Becomes Beautiful

At a meeting with Gil Fronsdal, a friend and colleague who knows Pali, the language of the ancient Buddhist texts he said what the Buddha taught is often not conveyed in its full richness with the translations we currently have. For example, the word “kalyana”, good, can also be translated as beautiful. Teachers in the… Continue reading

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Elián’s Birth

My beloved cousin Myra, whom some of you know from our teaching together, wrote about her new grandson’s birth. Most women – even when there is access to good prenatal medical care and birthing – don’t have the opportunity to birth their babies surrounded by both spiritual wisdom and expert care. I wish this for… Continue reading