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. 


2020 Special Events with John

August 7-9: Compassion Film Festival: John will offer a workshop on the Wisdom of Compassion. 

August 16th: Half-Day 11th Step Online Retreat.

September 3-6, 2020: 3-day Online 11th Step Retreat with Peter Kuhn.

September 13, 2020: Recovery Workshop, Steps 6 and 7.

*For Buddhist teachings with John, visit the Way of Compassion Dharma Center. 

2021 Special Events with John

January 1-4, 2020 – Auburn, CA: John will co-facilitate a silent meditation retreat with Laura Bartels at the Mercy Center in Auburn.