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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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$10K Matching Gift Challenge
Saturday, October 8 was a landmark day in MARC's history. Over 300 people gathered together to celebrate our 10 year anniversary!
An anonymous donor has committed to match, dollar for dollar, every gift made to MARC in the month of October, up to $10,000!
So that we may fully realize the benefit of this generous gift challenge we kindly request that members of the MARC community give as generously as they are able. For information on how to make a gift in support of the center please click here.
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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 October 31, 2016.
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Day of Mindfulness: Good Grief: Dropping into Stillness; Finding What Soothes with Gael Belden
In order to stay present with the challenges of the world, we can offer ourselves comfort, silence, and a place to retreat to. During this retreat, within the well-spring of silence, we will meditate, do mindfulness, self-compassion and movement practices, listen to poetry and myth -- all while exploring our tender hearts where grief is stored.
Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 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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