Trudy Goodman

Trudy Goodman is teaching during the Wisdom & Wellbeing Weeks at Blue Spirit in Multi-Faculty Week 2 – Practicing Presence and Deep Connection – January 18 – 25, 2025 about the following topic:

The Journey of Transition: What Transforms the Heart

Western culture focuses on the outer journey, work, family, success. Yet it is the inner journey that brings us deep happiness, fulfillment in love, and connection. This is a time of great transition for humanity, as we emerge from global pandemic and face challenges and exciting possiblities. Through stories and practices for inner discovery, we will explore what has changed you and what transforms your heart — for this is what changes the world.

About Trudy Goodman

Trudy Goodman, PH.D., is the founding teacher of InsightLA and cofounder of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. She has taught at universities and retreat centers worldwide for 25 years. Trudy has trained in mindfulness and Zen since 1973, holds a graduate degree in developmental psychology from Harvard, and is one of the senior Buddhist teachers in the U.S. She is widely known for her role as the voice of Trudy the Love Barbarian in the Netflix series “Midnight Gospel”.

Trudy is a contributing author: Clinical Handbook of Mindfulness (Springer, 2008); Compassion and Wisdom in Psychotherapy, (Guilford Press, 2011); Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, (Guilford Press, 2013). Learn more about Trudy at and