Mindful Awareness Practices I

Mindful Awareness Practices are the signature educational programs of UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center. This six-week class series is open to the public and to all UCLA staff, faculty, and students. The classes lay the foundation for students to understand basic principles of mindfulness, develop a personal meditation practice, and to apply the principles in their daily life on an ongoing basis. Each class is a combination of lecture, practice, and group feedback and discussion. These classes are suitable for ages 16 and over. In these classes, participants will learn mindful concepts that include:

  • An Overview of Mindfulness
  • Mindfulness of the Body
  • Obstacles to Mindfulness
  • Mindfulness to Help with Physical Pain
  • Working with Difficult Emotions/Difficult Thoughts
  • Cultivating Positive Emotions

Students will also learn a variety of mindfulness practices including:

  • Sitting meditation
  • Eating meditation
  • Daily life meditations
  • Relational mindfulness
  • Walking meditation/movement meditation
  • Practices to develop positive emotions
Refund and Cancellation Policy

Refunds requested prior to two weeks before the first day of class will be assessed a $25 administrative fee. We regret that we cannot give refunds after this date. Refunds should be requested by email to: michaeltporterfield@gmail.com MARC reserves the right to cancel classes due to low enrollment. Registrants will be notified in advance of the class. No refunds or credits are given to registrant “no-shows”. Postponing a Class: Credit towards a future class will be provided if a registrant notifies us by phone or email in advance of 5PM on Friday of the first week of the class series. Future class must the one immediately following the missed class series. NO EXCEPTIONS. (for example: if postponing a May/June class series you will have to use your credit and enroll in the July/August class series) Make-up Class: If you miss a class, you may make up ONE class in any other class at your level during the current series or the series immediately following. No refund or prorate will be issued for missed classes.



7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Mar. 13 – Apr. 17

Hilde Gallery
4727 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90016 


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