Mindfulness support, teachings, and connection 365 days of the year, available 24/7 Ongoing daily support as you live your life A supportive community as you cultivate new habits Connect with the app, by email or online Guided meditations, events, and guidance Weekly themes & daily inspiration Deepen your attention, values, wisdom, compassion and strengthen your recovery

  • Every day we are in recovery, we have an opportunity to become the person we truly want to be. 
  • Discover the tools and a supportive community to make the most of every day of recovery
  • Daily mindfulness activities and guided meditations accessible via computer, smartphone or app
  • Weekly online meetings so you can attend from anywhere


How The Mindfulness In Recovery® Community Works


The Mindfulness in Recovery Community has been a vision of our co-founder, John Bruna, for many years. Drawing upon over 3 decades in recovery, experience as a substance abuse counselor, educator, Buddhist monastic, and mindfulness teacher, we have developed a mindfulness program and community specifically for people in recovery. 

Mission – To provide our members with skills, activities, and a supportive community to cultivate mindfulness in their daily lives, empowering them to make healthy choices that are in alignment with their personal values and beliefs, so they can live fulfilling lives in recovery.

Vision – To grow a worldwide and inclusive recovery support community open to anyone with a desire for recovery. We welcome everyone and support all paths of recovery and spiritual traditions. It is our firm conviction that everyone deserves to heal, discover their value, and live a meaningful and happy life in recovery. 

Member Benefits
  • Progressive guidance in developing a personal daily mindfulness practice. 
  • Daily Mindfulness Support with inspiration, short teaching and mindfulness activity sent to you every day of the year via email.
  • The Mindfulness in Recovery Community app. The app provides a safe environment only for people in recovery, allowing them to instantly connect with other members all over the world, read posts, access the guided meditation library, share experiences and receive support. 
  • Virtual meetings via webcast hosted by one of our Mindfulness in Recovery facilitators. 
  • Live webcasts with guided, group meditations.
  • Access to the mindfulness in recovery resource library.
  • A wide range of guided meditations from 5 minutes up to 25 minutes, including topics such as acceptance, gratitude, loving-kindness, morning motivation, and transforming unskillful events. 
  • Member discounts on courses, books, and select retreats.
How it works

Upon joining the community, members receive access to all of our Mindfulness in Recovery resources and meditations. This includes clear direction and guidance for establishing a daily practice and a wide range of guided meditations focused on themes of recovery and developing mindfulness. 

Every week members will be given support to develop a specific skill of living mindfully. Members receive daily lessons and mindfulness activities via email. Each daily support email contains a description of the skill, a daily inspiration, reflection, and specific activity for the day that corresponds to the mindfulness skill of that week.  

Members receive access to our Mindfulness in Recovery Community app which connects them to other members of our recovery community. Members are able to message each other, share their inspirations, experiences, epiphanies, struggles, and successes. The app also provides members with direct access the meditation library, event calendar and member homepage.

The community also hosts retreats, live online gatherings and meditation sessions. We will soon be adding in person meetings.  

You can join and participate from anywhere in the world!  

Imagine tens of thousands of people connected together in a supportive community as they heal themselves, their relationships, and cultivate compassion, inner peace, and genuine happiness in their recovery. 

*We encourage all of our new members to also get the MIR Daily Journal. This will help you establish a solid foundation during your first four weeks. 

About the app

The Mindfulness in Recovery Community app was created to help you connect with and support other members in our recovery community. The app is free to members and with it, you can

  • join conversations
  • access guided meditations
  • share photos
  • learn about events
  • message other members
  • meet new friends worldwide

The Mindfuliness in Recovery Community app for smartphones and tablets is found in both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. The app is free to download and members can log in using the email associated with their membership. Members receive an email with instructions to log in and use the app and can see the same information on the Member Home page.

Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play


 How do I become a member?

You may subscribe for a single month or a renewing annual or monthly membership here, or purchase a gift certificate for someone else.

Do you offer group or organizational discounts?

Yes. Group discounts are available here. Create a culture of mindful recovery with your clients, friends, family members or any group! Join as a group and receive a discount in the Mindfulness in Recovery Community starting with groups of five. Each member of your group (known as a team) gets a one-year membership, and memberships are transferable during the year. The owner manages all team billing and can invite members and designate one or more members as managers. Owners can choose to manage billing only, or also participate as a member. Please contact us to learn more about how others are using group memberships. 

5 – 10 Members – 15% Discount; 11 – 20 Members – 20% Discount; 21 + Members – 25% Discount

Can I upgrade from a Monthly to an Annual subscription?

Just log in and purchase a year. Your remaining time from your monthly membership will be added. 

Can I pay by check?

Yes, you can choose Pay by Check at checkout.

How do I receive the Daily Mindfulness Support?

It’s easy. Find it on the app or in your email every morning, or from the Member Home page. Daily support will arrive by email to the email address associated with your membership account. 

How do I find and use the app?

The Mindfulness in Recovery app for smartphones and tablets is found in both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. The app is free to download and members can log in using the email associated with their membership. Members receive an email with instructions to log in and use the app and can see the same information on the Member Home page. Follow the links below to access the app.

Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

How do I see when there will be member events?

All member events are announced by email, and on the app’s calendar. They can be found on our website at 

From any event listing, you may add the event to your own calendar.

Members receive an invite by email for the live online gatherings. When you RSVP, you get a personal link to join the event. 

What if I can’t participate in an online gathering?

Missed an online gathering? We record and post them for members after they occur. Also, members can participate at any level that works for them and it whatever way supports them to live mindfully.

Do you offer refunds?

Yes. While we hope that your membership is very beneficial, we understand that there may be reasons you may want or need to cancel your membership. Within 14 days of your subscription start date for an annual subscription, you may receive a 100% refund. If you would like a refund, please email us at [email protected].

Am I able to cancel a subscription?

Yes. You may cancel a subscription at any time from your My Account page. Your subscription will remain active for the length of time you have paid for.

Treatment Programs

We provide training and curriculum that can be tailored to your specific treatment model and philosophy. Visit our treatment programs page to learn more. 

Our MIR Community App

NEW – Mindfulness in Recovery® Workbook by John Bruna

The Mindfulness in Recovery® Workbook provides you with the skills and support to make the most of your life in recovery.

The workbook is a complete mindfulness and recovery guide that is accessible, practical and aligns seamlessly with 12-Step treatment programs, as well as all other recovery pathways. It is an invaluable resource, written in the language of recovery by someone in recovery, to help you cultivate resiliency, discover your potential, and develop a consistent practice to engage more productively and joyfully in your recovery.  

Guided Meditations

We offer a range of meditations which address attentional balance, as well as contemplative meditations which help cultivate healthy mental and emotional states. If you are new to meditation, we recommend that you read the article “The Four Keys to Living Mindfully” in the MLP Mindfulness Library.

To download any of the meditations above, click on the cloud icon on the right.

For access to more meditations, become a member of the Mindfulness in Recovery Community


Our community is growing and members have requested to start meetings. We are happy to let you know that we have already approved the meetings listed below. If you would like to start one, please contact us. 

Weekly Online Mindfulness in Recovery meeting on Thursdays at 5:30 pm Pacific Time, 8:30 pm Eastern Time, USA. This meeting is facilitated by us using Zoom and open to all. Here is the link to join the meeting – MIR Online Meeting.

Carbondale, Colorado: Tuesdays at 6:00 pm. Way of Compassion Dharma Center, Third Street Center, Suite 36, Carbondale, CO. Contact: [email protected] 

Corvallis, Oregon: Sundays at 1030 am – University of Oregon, 11th and Jefferson in Dixon Lodge. Contact: Dan at [email protected]

Durango, Colorado: Thursdays at 6:00 pm – Durango Joe’s, 732 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301. Contact: Tracy at [email protected] 

Oceanside, California: Wednesdays at 6:30 pm – Oside Wellness, 208 Via El Centro Oceanside, CA 92056. Contact: Taro at [email protected] 

Syracuse, New York: Saturdays at 10:30 am, Salt City Coffee, 509 W Onondaga St, Syracuse, New York 13204. Contact: Debbie at [email protected] or Rachel at [email protected]

John’s TEDx Talk


Make a donation if you can

Please consider helping us grow our Mindfulness in Recovery vision all over the world by making a donation.  

*Donations are not tax-deductible and will only be used to support our mission of providing mindfulness programs and resources to as many people as possible.