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Intensive Practice Program

MARC announces the Intensive Practice Program (IPP) 2014 

Application Closed
Deadline: Feb 10, 2014
Notification: Feb 20, 2014


This 10-month program provides a cohesive mindfulness practice and study course for dedicated students who wish to deepen their personal mindfulness practice in a supportive community.

Students will have prioritized access to MARC classes and events, engage in monthly supervision sessions, and connect in peer support groups. Further personal growth will be enabled by several outside requirements.

This program is an excellent preparatory program for MARC's Certificate in Mindfulness Facilitation (CMF), although participation in the IPP does not guarantee acceptance into the CMF.


March - December, 2014


MARC Programs Frequency Required
 MAPs 1  One 6-week session
 MAPs 2  At least two 6-week sessions
 MAPs 3 or Weekly Community Practice Group  At least 18 classes
 Daylong Retreat   At least 4 Daylongs
 Weekend Retreat   Once
 Monthly Supervision Session   One two hour group meeting per month
 Peer support   Optional peer-led group meeting per month
 Outside Requirements 
 Daily Sitting Practice   Ongoing
 5-7 Day Silent Meditation Retreat   One retreat
 Reading List   Ongoing


The cost of this program, including all MARC events (except the weekend retreat), and not including the cost of one outside retreat, is $1,350. Work exchange is available to make this program accessible to people of diverse needs and backgrounds.

Application Process:

  1. Register to apply online. No fee to submit application but all applicants must register. This will give us a record of your intention to apply and we will await your application. To register online, click HERE.
  2. Complete the Application Form.
  3. Submit Application Form in one of the following ways by Feb 10, 2014 (post marked):

a) Email it to marcinfo@ucla.edu  
b) Fax to 310-206-4446
c) Mail to:
         Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC)
         UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
         760 Westwood Plaza, Rm. 47-444 Box 951759,
         Los Angeles, CA 90095-1759

 The program is open and welcoming to people of all ethnic and economic backgrounds, ages, sexual orientations, abilities, and gender identities.



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