This time on the Shakti Hour Podcast, Melanie Moser and Trudy Goodman Kornfield share a conversation about the process of waking up through spiritual practice.
Trudy Goodman Kornfield, 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, Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center, and Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, among others. Learn more at trudygoodman.com.
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Practicing Your Dharma
Trudy reflects on the importance of Dharma practice in our lives and the real fruits of practice.
“The question of kindness mirrors to me a sort of infinite tenderness that is available in the universe.” – Trudy Goodman Kornfield
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Waking Up (12:20)
We hear about Trudy’s path to Dharma practice. She describes the catalyst of suffering that turned her towards her spiritual path. Melanie and Trudy discuss the nature of our relationship to the sacred.
“A lot of us start our spiritual path out of our own suffering. I think that is such an authentic reason to begin. It is very raw and real.” – Trudy Goodman Kornfield
The Pursuit of a Lifetime (29:00)
Melanie and Trudy look at the ebb and flow of mindfulness and presence. They explore the ups and downs experienced as we work through our Karma. We might fall away, but there is always a return to practice and the moment.
“When we practice meditation, we are bringing all of ourselves to that moment. Yes, we get distracted. We all have our habituations and tendencies to get distracted. The practice is to realize that, to wake up, and pour all of ourselves into being present in this moment – 100%.” – Trudy Goodman Kornfield
Trust Your Path (50:00)
Trudy and Melanie talk about finding a path of practice that suits us and our ability to inspire one another to pursue our highest potential. Trudy closes with a word of special advice for young women on the spiritual path.