UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center

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About MARC

The Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) is a partner of the Norman Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology within the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. 

The mission of the Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) is to disseminate mindful awareness across the lifespan through education and research.

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]

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MAPs II: Ethics and Mindfulness with Gloria Kamler

In this MAPs II class, we will explore mindfulness-based ethics. We will look at how ethical behavior emerges from and influences our meditation practice.

MAPs II: Positive Emotions with Dr. Manijeh Motaghy

In this follow up class to MAPs I, we will learn how to cultivate loving kindness, compassion, equanimity, joy, gratitude, and forgiveness.

Dr. Manijeh Motaghy

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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MAPs II: Ethics and Mindfulness with Gloria Kamler

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Summer Mindfulness Meditation Weekend Retreat

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.