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Daylong Retreats

Daylong Retreats

Upcoming



Daylong: Mindfulnes & Kindness (7/18)

Daylong: Opening to Joy (9/12)

Daylong: Shift Happens (9/26)

Multi-Day Retreats

Workshops

Past Daylongs

MARC programs six full day retreats. Some daylongs are designed for beginners and some are
designed to help deepen an already existing mindfulness practice with exercises such as eating, walking, and sitting meditations.



Upcoming Events

   


Day of Mindfulness: The Intersection of Mindfulness & Kindness
with Matthew Brensilver, PhD


Mindfulness is a human capacity that can be developed through practice. It refers to the ability to receive momentary experience in a clear, balanced way. But mindfulness is not merely a technique we use to enhance our well-being. In an important sense, our life is found in the moment - this is the only place where we can actually experience what it's like to be human. As we become more intimate with the moment, we feel closer to our own life, less alienated, and more free.

During the day together, we'll learn approaches to stabilize the mind and connect deeply with our experience. The program will include guided meditations, practice suggestions, and time for dialogue and discussion. 

Matthew Brensilver, PhD


All are welcome.

Note: Please bring your lunch with you.

About the Instructor:
Matthew Brensilver, PhD, served as a Buddhist chaplain at USC for four years and teaches about the intersection of mindfulness and psychotherapy at UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center. Matthew was trained by Noah Levine, with whom he teaches at Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society and is currently in the Spirit Rock/IMS teacher training program. He conducts research on addiction treatment at the UCLA Center for Behavioral and Addiction Medicine.     

 

Date Time Venue (UPDATED) *Cost Notes  Open
Saturday, July 18 10 am - 
4 pm

UCLA Covel Commons.
South Bay Room (3rd Floor)
200 De Neve Drive,
Los Angeles, CA 90095

$60*

Scholarship & Work-exchange

 


Class Full
Waitlist: 310-206-7503 

Class Notes & Policies

*Discounts: $50 student & seniors, $50 UCLA Staff, $55 UCLA 50 Plus.

Note: In support of the UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative, UCLA students may sign up for this workshop for free. Please use the "UCLA Student" discount and use your UCLA email address when you register.

 



Day of Mindfulness: Opening to Joy
with Diana Winston

Diana Winston

The latest science shows us that the practice of mindfulness leads to states of joy and well-being. Join us for a day where we focus on cultivating states of joy. We will explore what gets in the way of joy, how joy arises in meditation practice, and how to bring more happiness and well-being into our daily lives.

We will also learn the practice of appreciative joy-taking delight in other's good fortune. This practice is an excellent antidote to jealousy and covetousness.

The day will include guided sitting and walking meditations, lectures and discussion, and relational practices, all which cultivate positive emotions and greater states of well-being.

 Suitable for beginning and experienced practitioners

 Note: Please bring your lunch with you.

About the Instructor:
Diana Winston is the Director of Mindfulness Education at MARC and has been teaching mindfulness since 1993. She is the co-author (with Susan Smalley, Ph.D.) of Fully Present: The Science, Art, and Practice of Mindfulness (2010). She has brought mindful awareness into schools, hospitals, and nonprofits, as well as to adolescents, seniors, leaders, teachers, activists, and health professionals in the US and Asia. She is also the author of Wide Awake: A Buddhist Guide for Teens (2003) and the CD, "Mindful Meditations." Diana is also a member of the teacher's council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California. She spent a year as a Buddhist nun in Burma and has been practicing mindfulness meditation since 1989.

Date Time Venue *Cost Notes  Open
Saturday, Sept 12 10 am - 
4 pm

UCLA DeNeve Plaza
Room A
351 Charles E. Young Drive West,
LA , CA 90095

$60*

Scholarship & Work-exchange

 


 

Class Notes & Policies

*Discounts: $50 student & seniors, $50 UCLA Staff, $55 UCLA 50 Plus.

Note: In support of the UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative, UCLA students may sign up for this workshop for free. Please use the "UCLA Student" discount and use your UCLA email address when you register.

 


SAVE THE DATE

Day of Mindfulness
Shift Happens: Learning to Bounce Back from Disappointment, Difficulty, even Disaster
with Linda Graham, MFT

Linda Graham, MFT

Mindfulness and compassion are among the most powerful agents of brain change, thus behavior change, known to modern science.  A wise use of Buddhist contemplative practices and tools from modern relational psychology can help practitioners harness the innate neuroplasticity of their brains to deepen self-awareness and self-compassion, reverse the impact of stress and trauma, come out of anxiety, depression, loneliness, guilt, shame and rewire the inner critic.  Participants in this daylong learn to connect to inner resources and to relationships that are healthy and nourishing and, through mindful awareness and reflection, discern options and make the wise choices that lead to inner peace, equanimity, well-being, thriving and flourishing.  Participants learn to navigate the challenges and crises of their lives with more calm, courage, flexibility and resilience.

Note: Please bring your lunch with you.

Copies of Linda Graham's latest book Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being (New World Library 2013) will be avaiable for purchase on site.

About the Instructor:
Linda Graham, MFT, is an experienced psychotherapist and meditation teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area.   She integrates modern neuroscience, mindfulness practices, and relational psychology in her nationwide trainings on the neuroscience of resilience.  She is the author of Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being, winner of the 2013 Books for a Better Life award and 2014 Better Books for a Better World award, and publishes a monthly e-newsletter, Healing and Awakening into Aliveness and Wholeness. www.lindagraham-mft.net

 

Date Time Venue *Cost Notes  Opens soon
Saturday, Sept 26 10 am - 
4 pm

UCLA Straus Clubhouse (LA Tennis Center)
555 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

$60*

Scholarship & Work-exchange

 


opens soon
 

Class Notes & Policies

*Discounts: $50 student & seniors, $50 UCLA Staff, $55 UCLA 50 Plus.

Note: In support of the UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative, UCLA students may sign up for this workshop for free. Please use the "UCLA Student" discount and use your UCLA email address when you register.

 

 


 

 

2015 Past Events

  • Day of Mindfulness: Energize Your Practice with Gloria Kamler, MA (June 26, 2015) 
  • Day of Mindfulness: Mindful Eating for Healthy Living with Beth Mulligan, PA-C (June 13, 2015)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Cultivating Self-Compassion with Diana Winston (May 3, 2015)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Energy, Calm, Ease, and Well-being with Marvin Belzer (April 19, 2015)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Opening to Change and Learning to Let Go with Diana Winston (March 21, 2015)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Embodied Minfulness with Shinzen Young (Jan 17, 2015)

  • 2014 Past Events

  • Day of Mindfulness: Dropping into the Deep- Finding Freedom within Chronic Issues, with Gael Belden and Elizabeth Ann Robinson (Nov 22, 2014)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Opening to Forgiveness, with Diana Winston (October 11, 2014)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Energize your Practice, with Gloria Kamler (July 20, 2014)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Energy, Calm, Ease, and Well-being with Marvin Belzer (June 28, 2014)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Cultivating Self-Compassion, with Diana Winston (June 7, 2014)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Learning to Stay with a Tender Heart: Mindfulness and Compassion in the face of Loss, Dr. Paul D'Alton & Beth Mulligan (May 24, 2014)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Energy, Calm, Ease, and Well-being, with Marvin Belzer (May 10, 2014)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Energize your Practice, with Gloria Kamler (April 12, 2014)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Freedom from Anxiety, with Diana Winston (February 22, 2014)
  • Breakthrough Pain: A Workshop for Patient, Clinicians, and Others Interested in Mindfulness, with Shinzen Young (Jan 18, 2014)

  • 2012-2013 Past Events

  • Day of Mindfulness: Transforming Difficult Thinking, with Diana Winston (October 28, 2013)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Energize your Practice, with Gloria Kamler (September 8, 2013)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Energy, Calm, Ease, and Well-being, with Marvin Belzer (August 17, 2013)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Opening to Joy, with Diana Winston (July 28, 2013)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Cultivating Self-Compassion, with Diana Winston (May 11, 2013)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Energy, Calm, Ease, and Well-being, with Marvin Belzer (April 13, 2013)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Freedom from Anxiety, with Diana Winston (March 9, 2013)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Energy, Calm, Ease, and Well-being, with Marvin Belzer (February 9, 2013)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Mindfulness and Social Engagement, with Diana Winston and Donald Rothberg (December 1, 2012)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Energy, Calm, Ease, and Well-being, with Marvin Belzer (November 17, 2012)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Opening to Joy, with Diana Winston (September 8, 2012)
  • Day of Mindfulness, with Marvin Belzer (August 18, 2012)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Cultivating Self-Compassion with Diana Winston (June 9, 2012)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Freedom from Anxiety, with Diana Winston (March 24, 2012)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Foundations of Mindfulness Practice, with Diana Winston and Marvin Belzer (February 25, 2012)
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    2011 Past Events

  • Day of Mindfulness: Fostering Contentment and Managing Desire and Greed, with Diana Winston (December 10, 2011)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Activate your Mindfulness Practice, with Marvin Belzer (November 19, 2011)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Foundations of Mindfulness Practice, with Diana Winston and Marvin Belzer (September 17, 2011)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Cultivating Self-Compassion with Diana Wiston (August 13, 2011)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Finding Balance in our Meditation, with Marvin Belzer (Saturday, June 11, 2011)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Transforming Difficult Thinking, with Diana Winston, (May 21, 2011)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Cultivating Positive Emotions, with Marvin Belzer (April 23, 2011)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Freedom from Anxiety, with Diana Winston and Marvin Belzer (March 6, 2011)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Fully Present, with Diana Winston and Sue Smalley (Feb 5, 2011)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Mindfulness and Expressive Movement, with Marvin Belzer and Michael Sakamoto (Jan 22, 2011)
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    2010 Past Events

  • Day of Mindfulness: Finding Balance in our Meditation, with Marvin Belzer (Dec 4, 2010)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Full Present, with Susan Smalley and Diana Winston (Sept 11, 2010)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Cultivating and Celebrating Joy, with Dr. Marv Belzer and Diana Winston (July 24, 2010)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Mindful Movement, with Marvin Belzer and Minchael Sakamoto (May 30, 2010)
  • UCLA Rated One of the Top Hospitals in the Nation