Trudy Goodman Biography
Trudy Goodman, Ph.D., is a vipassana teacher in the Theravada lineage and the Founding Teacher of InsightLA. She also teaches residential retreats at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA, Big Bear Retreat Center, and Insight Meditation society in Barre, MA, among others.
How old is Trudy Goodman? – Age
Trudy Goodman is 75 years old as of 9th June 2020. She was born in 1945 in Boston.
Trudy Goodman Siblings
Trudy was not the only child in their family. She has two siblings. She was born the eldest of three children. They were all raised by their parents both with love and support. Trudy was a keen observer of this life, gripped by existential questions since from her child age.
Trudy Goodman Education
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. Founder at Inverse.
Is Trudy Goodman in a Relationship?- Spouse
Yes, Trudy is in love. She is a married woman. She is married to a teacher, Jack Kornfield, the pair were married in Maui, Hawaii in 2016. The couple are madly in love with each other. According to a post on Spirit Rock Meditation Center’s Facebook page, the two were married by spiritual teacher and Be Here Now author, Ram Dass, in his Haiku Garden.
Trudy Goodman Child-Daughter
Trudy was previously, married right out of college, She gave birth to her daughter, Hilary, when she was twenty-two.
Trudy Goodman Career
Trudy Goodman, Ph.D., is a vipassana teacher in the Theravada lineage and the Founding Teacher of InsightLA. She also teaches residential retreats at Spirit Rock Meditation center in Woodacre, CA, Big Bear Retreat Center, and Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, among others.
She has trained in two fields: meditation and psychotherapy. She had the privilege of studying developmental psychology with Jean Piaget, Lawrence Kohlberg, and Carol Gilligan. For 25 years, in Cambridge, MA, Trudy practiced mindfulness-based psychotherapy with children, teenagers, couples and individuals. The fourth teacher ever of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Trudy taught with its creator, Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn in the early days of the MBSR clinic at University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester.
In 1995 she co-founded, and continues to serve as Guiding Teacher for, the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, the first center in the world dedicated to integrating these two disciplines.
Since 1974, Trudy devoted much of her life to practicing Buddhist meditation with revered Asian and Western teachers in the Zen and Theravada traditions, including Zen Master Seung Sahn, Kobun Chino Otagawa Roshi, Maurine Stuart Roshi, Joseph Goldstein, Sharon Salzberg and other Vipassana teachers. From 1991 to 1998, Trudy was a resident Zen teacher at the Cambridge Buddhist Association. She teaches with Jack Kornfield, Kate Lila Wheeler, InsightLA teachers she has mentored (Beth Sternlieb, Christiane Wolf) Anam Thubten, and other beloved teachers.
She conducts retreats and workshops worldwide. She is a contributing author of Clinical Handbook of Mindfulness (Springer, 2008); Compassion and Wisdom in Psychotherapy, (Guilford Press, 2011); and Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, (Guilford Press, 2013). She’s also the voice of “Trudy the Love Barbarian” on “The Midnight Gospel,” Ep. 4, on Netflix.
Trudy Goodman Net worth
Trudy net worth is not public reviewed but her husband, Jack is also a teacher. They have a well paying net worth as of 2021.