Bruce has been guiding retreats worldwide since 1983 and leads the daily sitting meditations at Silent Stay Retreat Center near Napa, California. His teachings are based in his deep connection to silence, simplicity and heartfulness. He has a gift for guiding people from the busy-ness of the mind into the wisdom of the quiet heart. His life journey combines psychology and spirituality to create a rich understanding of human potential. Bruce is the author of several books including The Magical Child Within You, The Calling of Joy, Monastery Without Walls, and The Love Letters-St. Francis of Assisi & St. Clare Meet Pope Francis. Bruce and his wife, Ruth, created the Assisi Retreat center in Assisi, Italy where they lived for 12 years and was awarded "one of the world's top ten meditation centers" by both CNN and Travel & Leisure Magazine.Recently they returned to California to offer Silent Stay Retreats with yearly sacred pilgrimages to Bali, Indonesia..