2020 Saturday Afternoon Wisdom Of Compassion Workshop
August 8th, 2020
3:30 pm (Mountain Time)
Workshop with John Bruna
We are delighted that John Bruna will be offering an online workshop at this year’s festival focusing on the skillful use of compassion to build resiliency in difficult times.
Compassion is not simply the feeling of sadness that arises when we see suffering. It is the heartfelt desire, often triggered by sadness, to eliminate suﬀering. The suffering we experience offers one very positive opportunity: the opportunity to develop deep compassion for others. The wisdom of compassion is the ability to make healthy choices and engage in actions that remove or reduce suﬀering, develop resiliency, and well-being.
John Bruna is an author, counselor, educator, former Tibetan Buddhist monk, and current mindfulness teacher. Raised in a low-income environment where he was surrounded by drugs, alcohol, and violence, John was able to find recovery and change the course of his life at the early age of 22. Having transformed his own life, John has devoted the last three and a half decades of his life to helping others transform theirs. He is an engaging, inspirational and authentic teacher, able to draw from his education and training, as well as his compelling life story and personal experiences to illustrate with clarity the skillful application of the wisdom teachings found in all traditions. John Bruna is the founder of the Way of Compassion Foundation and co-founder of both the Mindful Life Program and Mindfulness in Recovery®