Author to speak at Explore on Tuesday, Aug. 23 |

Author to speak at Explore on Tuesday, Aug. 23

Author John Bruna will read from his book, “The Wisdom of a Meaningful Life — The Essence of Mindfulness,” and answer questions from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Explore Booksellers in Aspen.

A counselor, educator, and mindfulness and spiritual teacher, Bruna has been in recovery from drug and alcohol abuse since 1984.

In 2005, he was ordained as Buddhist monk in the Tibetan tradition with Gaden Shartse Monestary in India. After six years he left monastic life and returned to life as a layperson. He is certified as a mindfulness teacher and is currently director of Way of Compassion Foundation in Carbondale and cofounder of the Mindful Life Program.

For more about Bruna, visit

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