• 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. 

 

Let’s make the world a better place together, transforming addiction into recovery.

Join us in our vision of bringing more wisdom, compassion and loving-kindness into our recovery, relationships, communities, and the world.

Imagine people in recovery all over the world using the tools of mindfulness and compassion to support their lives in recovery, allowing them truly bring their programs of recovery to life.  

Imagine all of them being connected to a supportive community doing the same thing. 

About

The Mindfulness in Recovery Community has been a vision of our co-founder, John Bruna, for many years and it is now coming to fruition.  Drawing upon his 32 years in recovery, experience as a substance abuse counselor, educator, Buddhist monastic, and mindfulness teacher, we have integrated the tools and resources of our mindfulness community with specific meditations and resources 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 meaningful lives in recovery.

Vision – To grow a worldwide and inclusive recovery support community. Our community is open to anyone with a sincere desire for recovery, whether or not they are a member of a 12-step program.  Our goal is to provide our members with daily mindfulness activities, tools, and a safe and supportive community that allows them to bring their 12-step program to life and provide a mindfulness based recovery community for those not in a 12-step program. 

As living mindfully is universal, we welcome and support members of all faiths, spiritual traditions, and those of no spiritual tradition. We do not promote any particular faith or belief system. It is our firm conviction that everyone, regardless of race, religion, gender, or orientation, deserves to live a meaningful and happy life in recovery. It is our belief that this can be accomplished when people have the resources and tools to live the life they find meaningful – with attention and intention, a life that is in alignment with their own values and allows them to flourish.

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, retreats and books
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. 

Membership is only $15 per month or $120 annually ($10 per month). Our mission is to make these resources available to everyone, so we keep our fees as low as possible. 

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

FAQ

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. We’re happy to talk with you about supporting your group, staff, or organization through memberships in the Mindfulness in Recovery Community. Please contact us to talk about options for you and about how others are using group memberships.

Can I upgrade from a Monthly to an Annual subscription?

You may easily upgrade at any point from the My Account page.

Can I pay by check?

We can arrange payment by check. Please send us a request us at admin@mindfullifeprogram.org.

How do I receive the Daily Mindfulness Support?

Daily support will arrive in an email format to the email address associated with your membership account. You may also access the recent daily support messages on the Daily Mindfulness Support Page on the Member Home page.

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 can be found on the 

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. 

When are the live guided group meditations?

The schedule for these will be announced each month and listed on

We will purposely vary times for these to accommodate different schedules.

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

It’s never a problem to miss an online gathering. They are always optional and as a support to you. 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 membersupport@mindfullifeprogram.org.

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

  • Only $15 per month or $120 annually ($10 per month) 
  • In keeping with our mission to all of our programs as accessible as possible for everyone, we offer full memberships for only $15 per month or $120 annually.
  • For the cost of one counseling session, a concert, or the average cost of night in a hotel, you can have a complete year of support and community. 

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. 

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