UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center

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About MARC

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

Contact Us

UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
740 Westwood Plaza, Rm. 17- 468
Los Angeles, CA 90095

For more information, please contact us at [email protected]


Day of Mindfulness

Mindful Emotional Spring Cleaning with Mitra Manesh

Join Mitra Manesh as she takes you through an inner journey that will help you get a better understanding of the role of emotions,  sweep away dust from old emotions,  and realize a new and healthier relationship with all emotions. There will be lectures, practices, dyads, journaling, Q & A, coaching, as well as a virtual mindful eating lunch experience while listening to a Binaural music together.  

Saturday, April 15, 2023   10 am- 3 pm, PT

Bring Mindfulness to your Workplace 

Collaborate with MARC to introduce or fully integrate mindfulness into your work setting.

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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.

Upcoming Events

Find Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs), drop-in meditations, workshops, and retreats. 

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Live-Online and Pre-Recorded MAPs Classes

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Drop-in Meditations (Hammer Podcast)


PSYI 175: Mindfulness Practice & Theory

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.