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UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center


Online Classes

Learn mindfulness meditation online. Our 6-week online courses are designed to be taken at your own pace. Participants will learn to bring mindfulness into their daily lives through pre-recorded audio classes, discussion forums, as well as optional live chats with our experienced instructors and fellow participants. MAPs is an educational experience suitable for people of all backgrounds.

Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) I for Daily Living (ONLINE)

The online MAPs I course is an excellent introduction to mindfulness. MAPs class lays the foundation for a daily meditation practice and provides insights into the art, science, and practice of mindfulness. It is also appropriate for an experienced practitioner who wishes to revitalize his/her practice. Now offered in Spanish.

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MAPs II: Cultivating Positive Emotions (formerly Finding Happiness) (ONLINE)

In this follow up class to MAPs I, we will learn how to cultivate loving kindness, compassion, equanimity, joy, gratitude, and forgiveness. This is a helpful expansion to your mindfulness practice.

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MAPs II: Next Steps (ONLINE)

In this follow up class to MAPs I, we will focus on maintaining and sustaining a daily mindfulness practice, how to bring mindfulness into our daily activities, how to develop more concentration, and  how more confidence and wisdom can arise in our practice.

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"I am thankful for this class being online, otherwise I could not attend it. The teachings in this course have helped me get through a difficult time at work and I know that they will continue to help me as I go through life."

"The weekly activities and information is carefully designed to help us gradually deepen the practice. I learned to acknowledge and label my thoughts and emotions clearly--which has helped me immensely in managing stress and anxiety"

"This experience has taught me to take it easier on myself and on others-- through love. I noticed a new sense of peace and balance in my job, my family and time with myself. Thank you so much for sharing your work at MARC."

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