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UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center


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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May/June MAPs classes are now open for registration.
Starts the week of May 5. Learn more »



Day of Mindfulness: Energy, Calm, Ease, and Wellbeing
In this daylong, 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.
Saturday, May 10. Learn more »

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. 

Saturday, May 24. Learn more » 


Wilderness Mindfulness Summer Retreat Institute
Learn mindfulness practices integrated into a week of wilderness backpacking in the beautiful Emigrant Wildernses
July 11 - 20. Learn more »


Online Mindfulness Class
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.
Ongoing. Learn more »

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