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Daylong Retreats

Daylong Retreats

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


Energy, Calm, Ease, and Well-being (5/10)

Learning to Stay with a Tender Heart (5/24)

Cultivating Self-Compassion
(6/7)
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Upcoming Events

Day of Mindfulness:  Energy, Calm, Ease, and Well-being
with Marv Belzer, Ph.D.

 
Marvin Belzer, Ph.D.
A sustained period of practice is a great way to go deepen mindfulness. We will explore how to use the primary methods of mindfulness meditation to balance energy and calmness while we develop more ease and well-being through meditation.

Several meditation sessions in one day can lead to renewed vigor and interest in our meditation.  It can also help us reach new and different depths of understanding of ourselves and the world. As we practice with a group of like-minded others, we find additional inspiration for our practice.  Sitting, walking, eating, and relational mindfulness will offer opportunities to deepen our practice.

This daylong is suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators.

 Note: Please bring your lunch with you.

Date Time Venue *Cost Notes  
Saturday, May 10 10 am - 
4 pm


UCLA (TBD)

 

$60*

Scholarship & Work-exchange

Class Notes & Policies

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

Note: In support of the UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative, UCLA students may sign up for this workshop for free. Please contact us at marcinfo@ucla.edu with your student email address.

 


 


Learning to Stay with a Tender Heart: Mindfulness and Compassion in the face of Loss


This experiential workshop will introduce participants to the practices of Mindfulness and Self-Compassion as a skillful means to turn towards loss and change across the life span.  These practices are known to allow us to stay present and keep our hearts open with our own and other's suffering.

Dr. Paul D'Alton
Beth Mulligan

We will look at contemporary neuropsychological theory and research that underpins the benefits of practicing self-compassion and mindful awareness. We will present research and practices based on the ground breaking work of Kristin Neff, PhD, Christopher Germer, Phd and Paul Gilbert: leaders in this growing field.

The day will include foundational Self Compassion practices, guided periods of mindfulness meditation, dialogue and relational small group exercises. Participants will be provided with a reading list of various book, research articles and web resources for further reading and to support practice following our day together. 

Learning Objectives:
At end of the day together participants will be familiar with four of the foundational self-compassion meditation practices:  compassionate breathing and the self-compassionate body scan, the self-compassion break and .  Participants will also be familiar with the current neuropsychology theory and research that underpins self-compassion.

Note: Please bring your lunch with you.

Instructors:
Dr. Paul D'Alton
is Head and Clinical Lead of the Department of Psycho-oncology at St Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin and Adjunct Lecturer at The School of Psychology, University College Dublin.  Paul's primary area of clinical & research interest is the application of mindfulness-based interventions in healthcare with a particular interest in end of life care. He has completed a number of funded research projects and has presented and published research both nationally and internationally. 

Beth Mulligan, PA-C. is a senior, certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher. She has been teaching for over ten years at medical centers, universities, non profit organizations and corporations. She is trained in the Mindful Self Compassion (MSC) curriculum. In addition to teaching meditation, she has practiced medicine as a Physician Assistant for thirty years where she has s
upported suffering and dying people with the strength of her own practice. 

Date Time Venue *Cost Notes  
Saturday, May 24 10am -4pm


UCLA (TBD)

$60

Scholarship & Work-exchange program

 

Class Notes & Policies

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

 


 

Day of Mindfulness:  Cultivating Self-Compassion
with Diana Winston

 

 
Diana Winston
Many of us struggle with issues of self-judgment and self-criticism. People of all ages suffer from painful thoughts such as, "I'm not good enough," "I messed that up again," and "I hate my body." Although these thoughts may feel overwhelming and intractable, we can learn how to work with and lessen them. Science has shown that you can actually change your brain through mindfulness and the cultivation of positive emotional states.

In this daylong, we will explore mindfulness practices to work with self-critical thoughts, and self-compassion practices to nurture kindness and compassion for ourselves and others. The day will include sitting and walking mindfulness and kindness meditations, periods of silence, personal exploration, and discussion to help cultivate and encourage more self-compassion. Appropriate for beginners and those who have been practicing for some time. 

This daylong is suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators.

Note: Please bring your lunch with you.

 

Date Time Venue *Cost Notes  
Saturday, June 7 10 am - 
4 pm


UCLA De Neve Plaza,
351 Charles E Young Dr

$60*

Scholarship & Work-exchange

Class Notes & Policies

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

Note: In support of the UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative, UCLA students may sign up for this workshop for free. Please contact us at marcinfo@ucla.edu with your student email address.


 

 

2012-2013 Past Events

  • 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)
  • 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)
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