UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center
UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC)
The mission of the Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) is to foster mindful awareness across the lifespan through education and research to promote well-being and a more compassionate society. Mindful awareness (mindfulness) can be defined as paying attention to present-moment experiences with openness, curiosity, and a willingness to be with what is. Mindfulness can be trained systematically, and it can be implemented more fully in daily life by people of any age, profession, or background. MARC offers classes, programs, trainings, and events to UCLA, the Los Angeles community, and to a wider global community through virtual and in-person learning, web resources, and our free app with guided meditations, "UCLA Mindful"
Specialty Care: Education/Research - Integrative Medicine | UCLA Health
UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
740 Westwood Plaza, Rm. 17- 468
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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Mindfulness Practice and Theory (Psychiatry 175)
June 26 – August 4, 2023 ● 4 Credit & Non-Credit option available
Join us online in this 6-week class to study the practice and theory of mindfulness, including sitting and moving meditation, ways to deepen positive emotions like gratitude or joy, relational mindfulness, and methods for integrating awareness and creativity into ordinary activities.
We will examine the science of mindfulness for mental and physical health, including reduced stress, improved attention, and greater mind-body awareness.
Bring Mindfulness to your Workplace
Collaborate with MARC to introduce or fully integrate mindfulness into your work setting.
What is Mindfulness Meditation?
Join Diana Winston, director of mindfulness education at the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC), and learn the science behind mindfulness, as well as practical, scientifically-proven techniques for reducing stress and cultivating well-being.
Find Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs), drop-in meditations, workshops, and retreats.
Free Programming at MARC
Stream or download our Free Studio-Recorded Guided Meditations, or our Weekly Live Podcasts. La meditación en español está disponible.
UCLA Mindful App
Download the free UCLA Mindful App for iOS and Android.