Online Daily Metta (Loving-Kindness) Practice

Online Daily Metta Practice Since the COVID-19 outbreak began, we gathered daily online to engage loving-kindness (metta) practice.  This is a practice to cultivate and send loving-kindness, peace, good health, and well-being out to…

Goodness, Love, and Compassion

“We are each made for goodness, love, and compassion. Our lives are transformed as much as the world is when we live with these truths.” - Desmond Tutu 

Worry less

In these challenging times, it is important to learn to worry less and focus more on constructive problem-solving.

Degrees of Mindfulness

A short clip from my talk at the A Way Out Symposium - September 12, 2020, at the Aspen Institute.  

Upcoming events

Greetings everyone. I hope this finds you all well and your year off to a good start. I just updated a few events that I have the honor to participate in and thought I would share them. Come join us if you can. February 15, 2020 – Gunnison,…

Character, Value, and Worthiness

  "People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built." Eleanor Roosevelt   Life is messy for everyone. This is just the nature of things. We all have troubles, challenges,…

A True Measure of Success

A short reflection on how we measure success inspired by a quote from Booker T. Washington.

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…