Brus has traveled extensively throughout the world, living in countries in South and Central America, North Africa and Asia. A Buddhist meditation instructor and author, he has been a high school principal, teacher, stage actor and director. He sees his life purpose and challenge as continuing to find the ways and means to be of help to others. He and his wife, Jean, have two children and five grandchildren. Currently, they split their time between their homes in Boulder, Colorado, and Bucerias, Mexico.