Course Description

The YGB Namaste Award is a tribute to visionaries who inspire the global yoga community and beyond with their vision. In addition, these individuals have committed themselves to humanitarian causes to make this world a better place. We are proud to honor Jack Kornfield and Trudy Goodman as the recipients of the 2020 YGB Namaste Award

Jack and Trudy will offer a guided meditation and Dharma Talk with Q&A. 

Partnership program with insightLA.


Trudy Goodman

Trudy Goodman Kornfield, PhD., is a Vipassana teacher in the Theravada lineage. She is the Founding Teacher of InsightLA, the first center dedicated to training in mindfulness teachings and Buddhist meditation. Trudy also developed “Insight in Action” which makes mindfulness meditation available to marginalized and underserved communities and caregivers on the front lines of suffering in Southern California and globally.

Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield has been teaching meditation globally since 1974 and is one of the key teachers to introduce mindfulness practices to the West. He is co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and the Spirit Rock Center in Woodacre, California. His 16 books have sold 1.5 million copies. He is a father, husband, and holds a PhD in clinical psychology.