About

CompassionLA is a local institute dedicated 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 supportive training programs and workshops, bringing the connective joy and well-being of compassion, mindfulness and awakening to people everywhere.

Roots:
CompassionLA, a Los Angeles-based non-profit, was founded in 2014 by Nicholas Bruss, a perennial student of wisdom and compassion practices. 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.

Beloved Teachers:
Frank Ostaseski, Metta Institute, Compassionate Presence training. Loch Kelly, Open-hearted Awareness Institute. Adyashanti, Open Gate Sangha. 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.