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Mindful awareness can be defined as paying attention to present moment experiences with openness, curiosity, and a willingness to be with what is. It is an excellent antidote to the stresses of modern times. It invites us to stop, breathe, observe, and connect with one's inner experience. Learn more »

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This weekend
Day of Mindfulness: Opening to Forgiveness
with Diana Winston

Through the transformative power of mindfulness and specific forgiveness practices, we can learn how it is possible to give up the resentments, let go of the hurt and anger, and move towards forgiveness for others, from others, and towards ourselves. This daylong will include sitting walking meditation, lecture, and exercises to work with powerful practice of forgiveness.

Saturday, Sept 24, 2016 Learn more»

UCLA MARC 10 Year Anniversary Celebration!

MARC mindfulness programs are now 10 years old. It's time to celebrate! Join us for a free day of mindfulness practice and more, featuring speakers and meditation teachers including Sue Smalley, PhD, Dan Siegel, MD, Mike Irwin, MD, Susan Kaiser Greenland, Diana Winston, Marvin Belzer, PhD, and others. We will meditate, reflect, and explore MARC's role in the mindfulness movement.

Saturday. Oct 8, 2016. Learn more»

Training in Mindfulness Facilitation 2017
The Training in Mindfulness Facilitation (TMF) program provides training, support, and supervision to those wishing to incorporate mindfulness into their occupation or to share mindfulness with individuals, communities, or institutions. Applications are now being accepted for this year-long program.
Application Deadline: Friday, October 14, 2016
New Mindful Awareness Practice (MAPs) Classes
Learn to meditate with our signature 6-week Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) classes.
Starting week of October 31, 2016

Online Mindfulness Classes
Learn meditation online. This online class lays the foundation for a daily meditation practice and provides insights into the art, science, and practice of mindfulness.
Class Starts Week of September 11, 2016. Ongoing. Learn more»

Free Drop-in Meditation Sessions

Learn to manage stress, improve focus, and live in the present with our free drop-in guided meditation sessions.

Ongoing. Santa Monica & Westwood Learn more»

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