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TEDx Talk - Free Will is a Skill

On April 9th of this year, I was honored to have to opportunity to participate in the TEDx event hosted by California State University, Long Beach. Due to the tireless efforts of an amazing  crew at CSULB, the event was a wonderful success.…

Start with who you are, where you are

“Without giving up hope—that there’s somewhere better to be, that there’s someone better to be—we will never relax with where we are or who we are.” - Pema Chödrön How much of the time is our attention focused on somewhere…

A better world begins with a better self

“It is true that we are called to create a better world. But we are first of all called to a more immediate and exalted task: that of creating our own lives.” - Thomas Merton We've all spent time in deep and meaningful discussions about…

Enjoying life and suffering less

"Overcoming attachment does not mean becoming cold and indifferent. On the contrary, it means learning to have relaxed control over our mind through understanding the real causes of happiness and fulfillment, and this enables us to enjoy life…
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John Bruna interviewed on KDNK

On July 14th, 2016, John Bruna was interviewed by Amy Hadden Marsh on KDNK about his new book, The Wisdom of a Meaningful Life: The Essence of Mindfulness.  The book is set to be released on August 9th and has received many wonderful reviews. The…

What are you paying attention to?

“Tell me what you pay attention to and I will tell you who you are.” José Ortega y Gasset What we're attending to in any given moment quite literally becomes our reality in that moment. We can only consciously experience that which we…

Helping others helps yourself

"By helping others, you will learn how to help yourselves." Aung San Suu Kyi Today's inspiration has wisdom on multiple levels. On one level, our direct interactions with others inform us about ourselves. Everything that we know about ourselves,…