On-Land Retreat

Love and Relationship: The Great Spiritual Practice 

We are always in relationship—with ourselves, with partners when we have them, with family and those near and dear (or not so dear), and with the community and the world around us. Our relationships are demanding, urgent, important, and intimately human. Join us for a day of heartfelt teachings and practices, stories, and honest dialogue. At this time in our lives and in the troubled world, we need the practices of wisdom and love, skill and communion. We can learn the skills of love with those nearby, and learn to expand this practice to the world beyond. During this special day together, Trudy and Jack will share what has helped them over a lifetime of practice.

Teaching Team

Jack Kornfield, PhD
Trudy Goodman, PhD

Trudy Goodman, PhD

Teacher

Trudy Goodman, PH.D., is the founding teacher of InsightLA and cofounder of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. 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 United States.

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