Starting the New Year

As we near the end of 2019, I know that many of you may be finding yourself stressed and not as balanced and healthy as you would like to be. I have found that making time to recenter, reflect, and establish healthy habits and routines is critical…

New Year Retreat with John Bruna and Laura Bartels

Start 2020 off with a three-day meditation retreat in Auburn, CA John Bruna and his wife, Laura Bartels will begin the new year with a meditation retreat a the Mercy Retreat Center in Auburn, CA. This is a wonderful opportunity to start,…

A special invitation from John

Greetings my friends. I hope this finds you all safe and well. All of us at the Mindful Life Program are excited to announce this special invitation to participate in our mindfulness communities. Our communities are growing, helping people to…

A Special Invitation from John

  I am excited to be able to extend this special opportunity to join our communities during October 25-28, 2019 at half off. For details visit www.mindfullifeprogram.org.

John Bruna speaks at the Aspen Insitute.

On September 12th, I had the honor of presenting at a symposium hosted by A Way Out at the Aspen Institute along with Dr. Jon Caldwell and Dr. Judith Grisel. Here is a video, produced by GrassRoots TV, of the talk.  

New Year's Meditation Retreat

January 2-5, 2020 - Start Your New Year Mindfully John Bruna and Laura Bartels will return to the Mercy Retreat Center in Auburn, CA to guide a three-day meditation retreat. This retreat is dedicated to establishing and cultivating the…

The benefit of irritation

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” Carl Jung When we don't like someone--perhaps we find them annoying, unpleasant to be around, or simply believe them to be a person of poor…

Avoiding normal suffering creates suffering

  “The more you try to avoid suffering, the more you suffer, because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you, in proportion to your fear of being hurt. The one who does most to avoid suffering is, in the end,…

Looking deeply, what do you see?

“It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.” - Henry David Thoreau When you look at a stranger, what do you see? Do you see the clothes they’re wearing, noting the style or how expensive they are? Do you see their age?…