The Way of Compassion Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational and therapeutic resources to help individuals, groups, and organizations develop the skills to transform challenges into opportunities.

Our founder, John Bruna, has been in continuous recovery since 1984 and shares that it is only through the dedicated efforts of countless others that he has a life today. He sees it as both an honor and a joyful duty to give back what was so freely given to him. John offers all of his time to this program freely without compensation and we hope to build upon his efforts to add many other resources, workshops, retreats, and training for people in recovery, as well as their family and friends, all on either a donation basis at cost.

Recovery Resources



Online and in-person workshops, retreats, and courses


12 Steps

The Healing Wisdom of the 12 Steps self-paced online course



An archive of resources from past programs and current discoveries

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The longer I’m clean, the more I seek out opportunities to enhance my recovery with loving kindness for myself and others. Discovering the Way of Compassion Recovery Resources community has been an added gem to my recovery toolbox.  John has a way of weaving mindfulness, compassion, and empathy into the 12 step workshops, retreats, and daily meditations that are so beneficial during these challenging times, navigating life on life’s terms. -Merri M.