John is an engaging speaker and educator, able to draw from his own deeply transformative life experiences and training, to provide his audiences with key insights, tools and inspiration to engage in their lives more skillfully, with attention and intention. He offers talks, workshops, and retreats in the areas of mindfulness, education, team-building, recovery, meditation, and Buddhism.

If you would like to host a talk, book signing, workshop, conference, retreat, or another program with John, please email [email protected]


Online Mindfulness Course with John

Start anytime, self-paced, unlimited access

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.

This course is widely accessible. Whether you’ve been practicing mindfulness for a long time, or just starting out, this course will offer you specific tools and relevant teachings. No prior study of mindfulness or experience in meditation is required for this course. If you have been practicing mindfulness and meditation already, this course will deepen and enhance your practice. Learn more. 


2019 Special Events with John

July 19-21, 2019 – 11th Step Retreat, Mt Alvernia Retreat in New York.

July 25-27, 2019 – Lennox, MA: John will be a guest teacher at Canyon Ranch

August 30-September 2, 2019 – Fort Lauderdale, FL: John is speaking at SFRCNA.

September 12, 2019 – Aspen, CO: John is speaking at the A Way Out Symposium

September 13, 2019 – Carbondale, CO: John and Mary Mike Haley will provide a professional development training, Making Mindfulness Meaningful.

September 27-30, 2019 – Auburn, CA: John and Mary Mike Haley facilitate the Mindfulness in Recovery Facilitator Certification training.

October 24-26, 2019 – Denver, CO: John will be a keynote speaker at the National Conference of Addiction Disorders.

November 7-10, 2019 – Waunita Hot Springs Ranch, CO: retreat on the Eight Verses of Thought Transformation

November 11, 2019 – Durango, Co: John will be the guest teacher at the Durango Dharma Center. The teaching begins at 5:30 pm.

December 28 – January 1 – Auburn, CA: John will facilitate the End of Year Silent Retreat at the Mercy Center

2020 Special Events with John

January 2-5, 2020 – Auburn, CA: John will co-facilitate a silent meditation retreat with Laura Bartels at the Mercy Center in Auburn – Shamatha Retreat.