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Daylong Retreats

Daylong Retreats

Upcoming


Daylong: Change & Letting Go
(3/21)

Daylong: Ease and Well-being (4/19)

Multi-Day Retreats

Teen 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: Opening to Change and Learning to Let Go
with Diana Winston

Constant change is the nature of this world-jobs change, relationships shift, our bodies age, our children change, we get sick, we all experience loss, and even aspects of our identity shift all the time. Yet most of us live in denial of this basic truth about life.

Join us for a day of mindfulness where we discover how these truths operate in our lives and how by acknowledging and allowing change we can live with more peace and well being. The key is letting go--- a difficult but important concept in mindfulness.

Diana Winston

Through sitting, walking, lecture, exercises, we will explore where we are stuck and resisting change, and how we can learn to open to things as they are and let go. We will see this in our mindfulness practice moment-to-moment, and how this translates into our daily life.

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, March 21 10 am - 
4 pm

UCLA De Neve Plaza (Plaza Room A) 
351 Charles E. Young Drive
MAP

$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.

 


Day of Mindfulness: Energy, Calm, Ease, and Well-being
Marvin G. Belzer

with Marvin G. Belzer

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. 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.

About the Instructor:
Marvin G. Belzer, PhD, has taught mindfulness meditation for over fifteen years and is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center.  For many years he taught a semester-long meditation course in the Department of Philosophy at Bowling Green St. University, where he was a Professor of Philosophy. He and Diana Winston were instrumental in developing week-long mindfulness retreats for teens in the mid-1990s.

Date Time Venue *Cost Notes  Open
Sunday, April 19 10 am - 
4 pm

UCLA, TBD

$60*

Scholarship & Work-exchange

 

(Opens Shortly)

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: 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