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Life Blooms in the Midst of Suffering

Day of Practice: On-Demand

In the midst of discomfort and uncertainty, how do we stay connected to the joy and preciousness of life?

Meditation practices of loving-kindness and compassion can help steady our hearts when times are tough.

Anyone who sounds the depths of their own being discovers a benevolent heart of compassion, a flower of loving awareness blooming right in the center of this suffering world.

The poet Rilke explains “someone who is ready for everything, who doesn’t exclude any experience, even the most incomprehensible, will sound the depths of their own being.”

In this Day of Practice with Trudy Goodman, we learn how suffering and joy, love and hate, loneliness and connection can peacefully coexist in the same heart.

We discover that when navigating the most difficult impasses in life, we can come together and breathe tenderness into the moment.

Life Blooms in the Midst of Suffering

Join this session to explore:

  • Practices of loving-kindness to support and steady the heart
  • How life blooms through the ups and downs of experience
  • Allowing opposites to peacefully coexist in loving awareness

What is Day of Practice?

Sangha Live’s 3-hour Day of Practice allows for you to drop in deeper, develop your meditation skills, and reset your intentions through sustained sitting.

Now offered ON-DEMAND, you can join this session independently, on your own schedule, and at your ideal pace. Watch and re-watch the videos as you please.

Days of Practice include longer periods of meditation interspersed with wise teachings, a recorded Q&A from the live class, and more.

What’s Included

With the independent student in mind, previously recorded live sessions are broken down into meaningful modules. Each Day of Practice has been trimmed and consolidated into 4 to 6 videos, and every video – whether a lesson, meditation, exercise, or Q&A – includes a description, so you have total flexibility when planning your self-paced day of practice.


Day of Practice is offered on a sliding scale basis, with a suggested rate of $35. We wholeheartedly welcome all to practice with us; no one turned away for lack of funds.


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About Trudy Goodman

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 over 40 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 (2008); Compassion and Wisdom in Psychotherapy (2011); and Mindfulness and Psychotherapy (2013). Click here to learn more about Trudy Goodman.

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