Message from MARC:
It is often stress that brings us to mindfulness practice. Through MAPs for Daily Living classes, people discover crucial skills for dealing with everyday stress, anxiety, and reactivity. And often something else happens... people see how indispensable mindfulness is for healthy living: for the cultivation of self-compassion, for training our attention, and for finding well-being amid life's ups and downs. Six weeks can open the door, but they are just the beginning. We encourage deepening your practice through structured classes, daylongs, and retreats.
MARC offers MAPs II and MAPs III classes in May, such as "Next Steps" in Santa Monica. We have a daylong, "Cultivating Self-Compassion" coming up in early June, and our colleague Dr. Dan Siegel will be with us May 19. MARC now offers a weekend retreat for adults and a retreat just for teens this June.
Consider ways to deepen your practice and support living the mindful life.
Mindfulness classes suitable for new and experienced students.
6-week mindfulness classes offered throughout the week.
May 7 - June 10
Online Mindfulness Class
Our signature MAPs class accessible online anywhere.
May 7 - June 10
Online: MAPs II: Finding Happiness
In this follow up class to MAPs I, we will learn how to cultivate loving kindness, compassion, equanimity, joy, gratitude, and forgiveness.
May 7 - June 10
MAPs II: Next Steps
In this follow up class to MAPs I, we will focus on maintaining and sustaining a daily mindfulness practice, how to bring mindfulness into our daily activities, how to develop more concentration, and how more confidence and wisdom can arise in our practice.
Mondays, 7 - 9pm. April 30 - June 11 Starts this Monday
MAPs III: Continuing Practice Class
This class is for students who have taken MAPs I and MAPs II classes and wish to go deeper. We will be exploring different facets of mindfulness and have an opportunity for longer practice sessions and ongoing study of different themes.
Thursdays, 10am - 12noon. May 10 - June 14
The Brain-Mind-Wellness (BMW) Summer Institute NEW
June 25 - August 3, 2012 (for academic credit)
Mindfulness classes for youth 10-12 and 13-16 years old.
Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30pm, Age 10-12
Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm, Age 13-16
May 9 - June 13
Taught by Samantha Snowden
*Classes are taught by Marvin G. Belzer, Diana Winston, Gloria Kamler, and Gael Belden.
Innovative mindfulness workshops
An Integrative Journey into the Mind
with Dan Siegel, M.D.
Join interpersonal neurobiology pioneer Dr. Dan Siegel on his adventures bridging science and contemplative practice. Interpersonal neurobiology is an approach to the mind that explores how our relationships with other people, and the planet, interact with our neural circuitry to give rise to our mental experiences.
Saturday, May 19. 10am - 1pm. UCLA
The Cognitive Neuroscience of Mindfulness Meditation
with Philippe R. Goldin, Ph.D.
This talk will provide a glimpse into the cutting-edge field of contemplative science and how this new research is being applied at Google, in mental health clinics, and beyond.
Wednesday, May 23. 7 - 8:30pm. UCLA.
Daylongs retreats designed for new and experienced students
Day of Mindfulness: Cultivating Self- Compassion
with Diana Winston
In this daylong, we will explore mindfulness practices to work with self-critical thoughts,
and self-compassion practices to nurture
kindness and compassion for ourselves and
Saturday, June 9, 10am-4pm, UCLA
Immerse in the joy of an extended period of mindfulness practice
Teen Mindfulness Retreat
with Tempel Smith, JoAnna Harper, Marvin G. Belzer
This is a 5 night retreat for up to 40 teens, ages 15-19, that integrates mindfulness meditation practice with small group mindfulness exercises and guided activity periods/classes, using a model that has been proven successful for almost twenty years.
June 16 - 21, 2012. Ojai Foundation, Ojai, CA
The Mindful Awareness Weekend Retreat NEW
with Diana Winston and Marvin G. Belzer
Join us for a weekend to practice mindfulness meditation in a beautiful natural setting near Santa Barbara. We will spend the weekend in sitting and walking meditation, with ongoing guidance, lecture and instruction from the teachers.
June 29 - July 1, 2012. Santa Barbara, CA
with Diana Winston, Susan Kaiser Greenland, Richard Shankman
Join us for this unique retreat program where we will practice mindfulness, build community, learn techniques from experts who have brought mindfulness into schools, and explore the larger questions of mindfulness in education.
July 24 - July 29. Spirit Rock Meditation Center,West Marin, CA
Scientific research on mindfulness practice
Mindfulness Meditation for Sleep Problems
Our UCLA study seeks older adults (55+ years old) who have trouble sleeping to participate in a randomized trial comparing mindful awareness practices (MAPs) to sleep education.
Please call: 310-206-1873
Diverse programs from our community partners
by Dr. Peter Whybrow
May 2, 7-8:30pm, UCLA Family Commons