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Day of Practice
Saturday, October 2

Life Blooms in the Midst of Suffering

with Trudy Goodman

7-10am PDT / 10am-1pm EDT / 3-6pm BST / 4-7pm CEST

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

Meditation practices of lovingkindness and compassion can help steady our hearts when times are tough. On this day of practice, we will learn how suffering and joy, love and hate, loneliness and connection can peacefully coexist in the same heart.

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.”

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.

When navigating the most difficult impasses in life, we can come together and breathe tenderness into the moment.

During this Day of Practice we will 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, LIVE Day of Practice allows for you to drop in deeper, develop your meditation skills, and reset your intentions through sustained sitting.

Days of Practice includes longer periods of meditation, interspersed with wise teachings, an interactive Q&A with our teacher, and more.

Replay access is available to all registrants, in case you are unable to join us live or would like to re-watch.

How is Day of Practice different from Sangha Live’s Daily/Sunday classes?

Our shorter Daily Meditation (60 mins) and Sunday Sangha (90 mins) programs emphasize dharma teachings, while our longer Days of Practice (3 hours) emphasize development of meditation practice.

Daily practice is crucial for watering seeds of mindfulness, but extended periods of deep attention such as these, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, can be uniquely fruitful.

How do I prepare?

If you’ll be using an iPad or iPhone to join us, you’ll need to download the free Crowdcast app in advance. (On any other device, we recommend using Chrome, Firefox, or Edge browsers for best functionality.)

You will want to prepare a space to sit comfortably and quietly for the three-hour duration.

Keep an eye out for our “HOW TO JOIN” email, which includes your personal access link, sent the day prior to the event.


Day of Practice is offered on a sliding scale basis, with a suggested rate of $35. There will also be opportunity to provide dana (generosity) during the event.

Your generosity supports the teacher and their transmission of the Dharma, as well as the accessibility of Sangha Live programming.


Please reach out with questions or inquiries by emailing our team at

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 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 (Springer, 2008); Compassion and Wisdom in Psychotherapy, (Guilford Press, 2011); Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, (Guilford Press, 2013). Learn more about Trudy at and

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