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John Bruna

Author ⋅ Educator ⋅ Mindfulness Trainer – Dharma Teacher

John Bruna is the founder of the Way of Compassion Foundation, co-founder of the Mindful Life Program™ and Mindfulness in Recovery®, as well as a Senior Fellow at Aspire Recovery. In addition to careers in teaching, addictions counseling, and his years as a  Buddhist monk, John has been in continuous recovery since 1984 and is an active participant in the recovery community.

Drawing from his extensive training and personal experiences over three decades, John has become a leading voice in the field of mindfulness and addiction treatment, authoring The Wisdom of a Meaningful Life: The Essence of Mindfulness and The Essential Guidebook to Mindfulness in Recovery, as well as presenting at TEDx and conferences throughout the country. John is known for his insight, warmth, humor, and ability to make teachings practical and accessible.

TEDx Talk – Free Will is a Skill

Online Mindfulness Course with John Bruna

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Four Keys of Living Mindfully online course – While meditation is one key to a mindful life, there are other “keys” that improve the quality of one’s life, relationships, sense of clarity and meaning. In this course, you’ll identify the four keys of mindfulness. You’ll learn how to develop the skills to integrate these four keys in your daily life and gain insight into how these mindfulness practices can offer you a greater sense of well-being, resiliency, and a deeper sense of meaning for your life. Learn more. 

“The doors that open and close in our lives are not nearly as important as the person we are when we open them.”

John Bruna
TEDx Talk at CSULB, April 9, 2017

Mindfulness in Recovery®

Mindfulness in Recovery® (MIR) is a skills-based, accessible and comprehensive mindfulness program designed specifically for recovery. It supports all recovery pathways using an individualized, mindfulness curriculum that empowers you to integrate it with your current recovery program, personal values, and spiritual beliefs.

MIR provides daiily mindfulness activities and guided meditations accessible via computer, smartphone or app and has weekly online meetings, so you can attend from anywhere. Learn more