Compassion Film Festival

I am honored and grateful to be a part of this amazing program. A full week of inspiration and compassion with the theme of healing together. It is all online and begins today! Watch the trailer below and come join us - www.CompassionFest.w…

Upcoming Retreats, Courses, and Special Events with John Bruna

August Special Events August 8th, 2021: Half-Day Retreat, Extracting the Essence of this Life. In-person and online. Click here for details. August 11, 2021: Mindfulness in Recovery® Online Course. Wednesday at 12 pm Mountain Time. Learn…

A new Mindfulness in Recovery course

I am grateful to be able to offer this new online course with daily activities and teachings with my dear friend Kito Holzman. With our online format, you can attend from wherever you are in the world. This course begins July 27th and…

Retreat at Waunita Hot Springs Ranch

The Four Immeasurables: Open Hearted Practices for Healing and Fully Engaging in Life October 14-17, 2021 I am grateful and excited to be able to return to Waunita Hot Springs Ranch and offer a retreat focusing on the Four Immeasurables.…

Some additional support as we begin to reconnect

I hope this finds you all well and taking good care of yourselves and each other. I am grateful to have remained healthy and continue to do my best to be helpful to others. During this time of COVID, we have been able to create some online courses…

Three Upcoming Special Events with John

  April 8th: Mindfulness in Recovery course. If you are new to recovery, have decades of recovery, or are somewhere in between, and whether you belong to a 12-step program or another pathway of recovery, MIR is here to support…

The Healing Wisdom of the 12 Steps Workshop

The Healing Wisdom of the 12 Steps: A Universal Approach 12 Steps - All Traditions By popular demand - we are now offering this course with weekly live sessions for questions and answers, discussion, and group interaction.   Join…

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…