8-Week MIR Course with John

  I am grateful and excited to be able to offer this course. It is the culmination of my 36 years in recovery and the wisdom of all of my teachers. The course will begin on March 7th. About Mindfulness in Recovery®  There is…

Online Afternoon Meditation Retreat

I am honored and grateful to be able to offer my services for such a good cause. This Sunday afternoon, February 21st, I will host an online meditation retreat for people in recovery to support the Way of Compassion Recovery Resources program. Many…

"Love never hurts - attachment does." - Venerable Robina Courtin

"Love never hurts - attachment does." Venerable Robina Courtin Love often gets confused with attachment. However, love is something we have to give, whether to others, our community, or ourselves. The giving of love, and love itself, while…

New Year Online Retreat

Join us for our annual New Year's Retreat Bringing Our Innate Goodness into the New Year Online Retreat January 1-3, 2021 Facilitated by John Bruna and Laura Bartels A new year brings the opportunity to begin anew, and it is with such…

Buddhism 101 Course with John Bruna

Buddhism 101: Exploring the Core of Buddhist Philosophy 5-Week Online Webinar with John Bruna Who was the Buddha? What did he teach? What do Buddhists believe? Is Buddhism a religion or a philosophy? Why do some Buddhists pray and others…

The Healing Wisdom of the 12 Steps: A Universal Approach - John Bruna

    The Healing Wisdom of the 12 Steps: A Universal Approach 12 Steps - All Traditions Join us for this special offering of an in-depth exploration of the 12 Steps from a non-secular, universal perspective. The healing wisdom…

Be Someone Worth Finding

  A short video excerpt from John Bruna's TEDx Talk, Free Will is a Skill, hosted by California State University Long Beach.

Speaking to be Heard

In this short video clip from a recent Dharma teaching, John Bruna shares that arguing is not nearly as helpful and learning to speak in a way we can be heard. For more resources with John, subscribe to this blog and to John’s YouTube…

"If Only" Undermines Our Happiness

Don't fall into the "if only" trap. It is a common way we create much unnecessary suffering and undermine our happiness. This short video clip is from the Returning to Sanity workshop hosted by the Way of Compassion Foundation. For more…

A Time to Heal: Online Retreat on Loving-Kindness

Loving-Kindness Online Retreat with John Bruna Join us for an afternoon dedicated to healing our relationships with others and self-care. John Bruna will facilitate this timely retreat focused on developing the wisdom and application of loving-kindness…