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The Wisdom of a Meaningful Life: The Essence of Mindfulness (Paperback)
What are the keys to genuine happiness?
In contrast to stimulus-driven pleasure, genuine contentment comes from living a life of meaning that aligns with one's values. John Bruna provides readers with the practical wisdom and methods to cultivate deeper satisfaction and contentment in everyday experiences. He identifies common traps people fall into looking for happiness that actually create stress, worry, and fear, offering authentic mindfulness-based solutions to counteract them.
The increasing popularity of secular mindfulness in the United States mainstream has unfortunately produced a wide variety of teachings that water down and sometimes misrepresent this important philosophy and approach to living. In direct contrast, this invaluable book maintains the substance of the entire teaching as a program that is accessible to people of all spiritual traditions or no spiritual tradition.
John Bruna is a counselor, educator, and mindfulness and spiritual teacher. In 2005, he was ordained as a Buddhist monk in the Tibetan tradition through the Gaden Shartse Monastery in India. In 2012, he became a Certified Cultivating Emotional Balance Mindfulness Teacher via the Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies. Currently, John is the director of the Way of Compassion Foundation and cofounder of the Mindful Life Program.
About the Author
John Bruna is a counselor, educator, mindfulness and spiritual teacher. With humble and challenging beginnings, he grew up in a low-income environment, surrounded by drugs, alcohol, and violence. He has been in recovery since 1984. In 1992 he became Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor in California, and in 2000 received a BA in History and Secondary Teaching Credential from California State University, Northridge. In 2005 he was ordained as a Buddhist monk in the Tibetan tradition through the Gaden Shartse Monastery in India. After more than six years of monastic life, John has returned to life as a layperson and in 2012 became a Certified Cultivating Emotional Balance Mindfulness Teacher via the Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies. Currently, John is the director of Way of Compassion Foundation and Co-Founder of the Mindful Life Program.