Trudy Goodman – BHNN Guest Podcast – Ep. 128 – Home

How can we create a home for the heart that goes with us wherever we go?

Trudy Goodman offers a reflection on leaving home and being home. Discover how mindfulness and meditation practices can help us strike a balance between the familiar and the unknown, allowing us to rest in a place of equanimity wherever where might be.

This dharma talk was given at Spirit Rock Meditation Center (Yucca Valley) on April 30, 2005 and was originally published on Dharma Seed.
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“Leaving home is a powerful metaphor for doing this practice. To leave the comfort of the familiar. To leave our familiar and cherished ideas about ourselves and everything else.” – Trudy Goodman

In this talk, Trudy offers wisdom on:
  • cultivating our capacity to love and be peaceful
  • accepting things as they are
  • the impermanence of all things and the value of the here and now
  • the teaching of Suzuki Roshi and holding a “Don’t Know Mind”
More from the Be Here Now Network’s Guest Podcast:
Lama Rod Owens covers the dharma of freedom, loving ourselves, ancestral work, and the power of meditation: Ep. 127 – Dedication to Liberation
JoAnna Hardy shares a guided meditation all around the first foundation of mindfulness – mindfulness of the body: Ep. 126 – First Foundation Guided Meditation
Through bearing witness, love & service, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee shares how we can collectively heal the crisis of disconnection & ecological devastation: Ep. 125 – Love & Service
Buddhist Master Thich Nhat Hanh explores how we can joyfully bring mindfulness into everyday activities like phone calls, driving, and walking: Ep. 122 – The Ojai Foundation Presents: Under the Teaching Tree with Thich Nhat Hanh
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