About CLA

CompassionLA is an institute in service of cultivating connection by fostering compassion and mindfulness in all our relationships – with ourselves, with others and with our world. Our commitment is to provide adaptive training programs and workshops, bringing the connective joy and well-being of compassion and mindfulness to people everywhere.

CompassionLA, a Los Angeles-based 501(c)(3) non-profit, was founded in 2014 by Dr. Nicholas Brüss. With deep gratitude for all his past, present and future teachers and enormous gratitude for past, present and future students, he guides CompassionLA as intention in action for all beings everywhere to be free from suffering and grow in well-being.

Beloved Inspiring Teachers:
Frank Ostaseski, Metta Institute, Compassionate Presence training. Chris Germer & Kristen Neff, Center for MSC, MSC teacher training. Trudy Goodman & Christiane Wolf, InsightLA, MBSR teacher training. Kate Shela, 5Rhythms, embodiment training. Diana Winston & Marv Belzer, UCLA MARC, Mindfulness Facilitation training. Jon Kabat-Zinn, Omega Institute, Professional MBSR training.