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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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July/ August MAPs Classes
Our signature Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) classes Level I/ II/ III start again in the week of July 6. Locations include Santa Monica, Encino, West Hollywood, and more. Regsitration still open for some classes.

Week of July 6. Learn more»


Embodied Mindfulness
In this workshop we will focus on the introspection and investigation of the subtle body in relationship to the physical body - as well as our relationship to both of these interdependent aspects of our selves.
Thursday, July 9. Learn more»

Summer Programs & Wilderness Retreat 
Immerse in mindfulness practice this summer at UCLA or in the Emigrant Wilderness. 4 academic credits available.
Summer 2015. Learn more»

Research shows Mindfulness Improves Sleep
In a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), mindfulness programs appear to address the burden of sleep problems by remediating sleep disturbances and deficits in daytime functioning. Reported on KPCCLearn 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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