Yoga Hour Podcast with Laurel Trujillo

How can poetry open up new ways of thinking, feeling, and being in the world? Author, teacher, and poet John Brehm shares how we can enter a poem, allowing its power to be a gateway to experience a deeper sense of wonder and mystery.

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Review of No Day at the Beach

John Brehm’s pilgrimage began in Nebraska and took him to Brooklyn. There he honed a rather sharp edge which now, as he seeks illumination in Portland, Oregon, he sometimes deprecates as an obstacle to compassion for other people...

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with Alice Boyd and John Brehm

In this five-day in-person retreat, we'll take a deep dive into the nature of grief, gratitude, and reverence. We’ll explore the relationship between these powerful emotional states and learn how cultivating gratitude for everything, even for our pain and suffering, can lead to reverence, and how increasing our capacity for reverence can enhance our lives and heal our planet.

We’ll use three related practices—Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lessons, guided meditations, and mindful poetry discussions—to deepen our understanding of these three themes.

In our time together, we’ll practice:

—finding safety in the present moment —cultivating gratitude for all that life offers us —creating stability through awareness of the body —recovering our sense of wonder and reverence through poetry —and more


May 4 - 8, 2022

Santa Sabina Center

San Rafael, CA

Livestream talk on The Dharma of Poetry, hosted by Annie Bloom’s Books

John Brehm in Conversation with Heather Sellers on The Dharma of Poetry.


Podcast on The Dharma of Poetry

Interview with Wisdom Publications publisher and CEO Daniel Aitken.

April 9th, 2021

John Brehm reads with Chelsea Rathburn for the Dali Museum’s poetry series. (My reading starts at the 25 min. mark.)