Trudy Goodman

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Love and Devotion

How do you express your love for this astonishing, alarming, awe-inspiring world? What do you do that arises from a spontaneous offering of the heart? For years now, I’ve been part of a small group of long-time meditation teachers in northern California that meets a few times a year. Now we’re very senior teachers, both… Continue reading

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After Death, A New Year

As you know many of us have been affected by the passing of Ram Dass, a powerful visionary teacher. Thank you to everyone who wrote to InsightLA last week. What happens to us human beings when we die? It’s a great mystery. My London friend Fiona Hancock texted me on Tuesday to say how surprised… Continue reading

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Communion with Ram Dass

This is a communion with Ram Dass after his death, sent from my friend Fiona Hancock in London. Fiona is a gifted being who is able to extend her consciousness beyond the limits of our ordinary perception. She has given her permission for me to share this with you: As I sit down to connect… Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Have you ever been to the Four Corners Monument, marking the place where four states meet? The quadripoint where a corner of New Mexico, Utah, Arizona and Colorado meet also marks the boundary between two Native American governments, Navaho Nation and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe Reservation. As you drive across the country, through hundreds… Continue reading

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Healing Great Sadness

Grieving is hard work — and the time it takes to recover from intense grief can be longer than most people expect. Some people get impatient with the process and don’t want to talk about it anymore, while for others the pain of loss and impermanence is always front and center. The most important thing… Continue reading

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Ram Dass is Soaring

Waking up today, I see Ram Dass is soaring… That is the word that keeps coming to me every time I see a bird coasting in the wind across the rainy clouds this morning! Ram Dass magically resurrected for the December retreat which he really wanted to do. He swam with us in his beloved… Continue reading

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Counting Blessings

December solstice marks the longest night and shortest day of the year. The sun seems to stand still for a few days as the axis of the earth pauses and shifts direction to bring longer days and new light into the world. Winter solstice can be a time to reflect on our heart’s intention and… Continue reading