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 for me to maintain my inner and outer health and wellbeing.  So I would like to invite you to join me in starting 2020 with intention, making time to identify what is a meaningful life to you and committing to developing the skills and lifestyle that support your life. Come join me in living a more mindful and meaningful life!

Start your year off with a 3-day meditation retreat in Auburn, California

My wife, Laura Bartels, and I will return to the wonderful Mercy Retreat Center to guide a three-day meditation retreat. This retreat is dedicated to establishing and cultivating the foundational meditation practice of shamatha (calm abiding) meditation and taking time to reflect, and clarify intentions for the new year. Learn more.

Online Mindfulness Course with John Bruna

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. Learn more. 

Learn to meditate: Take an online meditation course and receive 28 days of progressive daily meditation sessions with John. Even though they know the benefits of meditating, most people struggle with establishing and maintaining a consistent meditation practice. John has designed a practical and accessible meditation course that can help anyone, regardless of whether they are a beginner or experienced, establish a consistent meditation practice that is beneficial to their life. This course is offered on a donation basis. Anyone can join at any time and pay whatever they choose to.  Learn more. 

Join the Mindful Life Community and receive daily support, lessons, and guided meditations to help you engage in your life with more attention and intention.  Membership comes with many benefits including daily mindfulness support, teachings, live member events, and online member resources. Through the weekly themes of attention, values, wisdom, action, compassion and more, we combine the practice of meditation and the practical application of mindfulness in daily life. Imagine cultivating wellness, inner peace, and resiliency in a supportive community with tools and resources that allow you to develop genuine happiness. Learn more.

For those of you in recovery, you can join the Mindfulness in Recovery Community and receive daily support, lessons and guided meditations focused on recovery. Creating the Mindfulness in Recovery Community has been a passion and vision of John for many years. Drawing upon his more than 3 decades in recovery, experience as a substance abuse counselor, educator, Buddhist monastic, and mindfulness teacher, we have integrated his wisdom along with the tools and resources of our mindfulness community to support people in recovery. Our community is open to anyone with a sincere desire for recovery, whether or not they are a member of a 12-step program. Learn more.

As always, if I can be of help in any way, please let me know.