Trudy GoodmanPh.D. Founding Teacher, InsightLA
Trudy Goodman Kornfield Ph.D., is the Founding Teacher of InsightLA in Los Angeles, the first center to combine training in Buddhist Insight (Vipassana) Meditation and non-sectarian mindfulness and compassion practices, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC). Trudy taught with its creator, Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and studied Buddhist meditation for 40 years. She is the Co-founder of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the first institute in the world dedicated to integrating these two disciplines, and had a private psychotherapy practice there for 25 years. Trudy co-founded Family Path and Growing Spirit, family mindfulness programs, with Susan Kaiser Greenland in Los Angeles, and has worked with kids and families throughout her career. Trudy leads retreats and workshops worldwide; often teaching with her husband, Jack Kornfield.