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Trudy Goodman shares Zen Master Dōgen's method, the Backward Step, for stepping back into awareness and receiving each moment as awakening.
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In this episode, Trudy Goodman lectures on:
- Stories about Wonhyo, Bodhidharma, Ajahn Chah, and the Buddha
- How to work with what arises when sitting in retreat
- Dōgen Zenji’s Backward Step
- Dating Jack Kornfield
- Being present with different kinds of experiences
"When we have the capacity to be with our own suffering with a more steady presence, what happens is we can help other people with that steady presence. We can be with them through the ups and downs of their lives when we’re called to do that. And so freeing our hearts is a blessing, not just for ourselves, but for our world." – Trudy Goodman
About Trudy Goodman:
Trudy is a Vipassana teacher in the Theravada lineage and the Founding Teacher of InsightLA. For 25 years, in Cambridge, MA, Trudy practiced mindfulness-based psychotherapy with children, teenagers, couples and individuals. Trudy conducts retreats and workshops worldwide.
Learn more about Trudy's offerings at trudygoodman.com