Daylong Retreats

MARC programs numerous daylong retreats throughout the year. Some daylongs are designed for beginners, and some are designed to help deepen an already existing mindfulness practice with exercises such as eating, walking, and sitting meditations.

In addition to daylong retreats, MARC also offers classesworkshopsprofessional trainings.


Nothing to Do, Nowhere to Go, No One to Be: A Day of Mindfulness Online
with Cara Lai

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In the middle of the rush of a life full of distraction and responsibilities, we are rarely afforded the opportunity to stop and simply exist, and as a result we forget the tremendous value of doing nothing. This day of meditation is an opportunity to put down our burdens, agendas, and any obligations other than simply existing. Mindfulness guidance suitable for practitioners of any level will be offered. In the spirit of giving ourselves absolutely nothing extra to do, participants will be invited to take a break from other technology (aside from that necessary for the retreat) and outside obligations, to whatever extent they are able.

All are welcome to join.

 

About the Instructor:

​Cara Lai spent most of her life trying to figure out how to be happy, or at least avoid total misery, which landed her on a cushion for the majority of her adulthood. Throughout many consciousness adventures including a few mind-bendingly long meditation retreats, she has explored the wilderness of the mind, chronic illness, the importance of pleasure, and lots of other things that sound too risqué to mention here.

In the past, Cara has worked as 
an artist, wilderness guide, social worker and psychotherapist, but at this point she’s given up on being an adult in exchange for an all-out mindfulness rampage. Her teaching is relatable, authentic, funny and sometimes crass, and is accessible for many people. She teaches teens and adults at Inward Bound Mindfulness Education, Spirit Rock, Insight Meditation Society, and UCLA; ultimately hoping to get woke enough to bend spoons with her mind in front of large audiences. And to help people be happier.



WHEN & WHERE 

Date: Saturday, February 4, 2023
Time: 10am-3pm, PST
Venue: Online Via Zoom
Recording Available for 2 weeks

Regular: $75
Covid: $60
TMF/UCLA Students: $0 

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Day of Mindfulness: Working with Anxiety
with Diana Winston

Headshot of Diana Winston

If you are struggling with anxiety, you are one of millions of people who face daily anxiety, worry, and fear. Much of our anxiety may be appropriately situational, nearly a year into the pandemic with the resulting health-related, economic, political, and moral uncertainty and challenges. Some of us have long-standing anxiety.

While mindfulness is not a cure-all, it can provide us with tools to work with and guidance for new ways to relate to fear and anxiety.

In this day of mindfulness, we will learn how to be mindful amid fear. We will discover how to use mindfulness to prevent out-of-control ruminations by returning to the present moment. We will also learn to cultivate states of mind that counteract these emotions such as fearlessness, ease, and kindness. We will spend the day with sitting and walking meditations, lecture, dialogue, and reflections.

Suitable for all levels.

 

About the Instructor:

Diana Winston is the Director of Mindfulness Education at UCLA Semel Institute’s Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC)  and the co-author, with Susan Smalley PhD, of Fully Present, the Science, Art and Practice of Mindfulness. She has taught mindfulness for health and well-being since 1993 in a variety of settings including the medical and mental health field, and in universities, businesses, non-profits, and schools. At UCLA she has developed the evidence-based Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) curriculum and the Training in Mindfulness Facilitation (TMF), which trains mindfulness teachers worldwide. She is also a founder of the International Mindfulness Teachers Association. Her work has been mentioned in the New York TimesO Magazine, Newsweek, the Los Angeles TimesAllure, Women’s Health, and in a variety of magazines, books, and journals. The LA Times calls her “one of the nation’s best-known teachers of mindfulness.” Diana has been practicing mindfulness since 1989, including a year as a Buddhist nun in Burma (Myanmar). She is the mom of a preteen.



WHEN & WHERE 

Date: Sunday, February 12, 2023
Time: 10am-4pm, PST
Venue: UCLA Campus- Details TBA
 

Regular: $75
Covid: $60
TMF/UCLA Students: $0 

Work Exchange Available

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Past Daylong Events

 

2022 Past Events

  • Day of Mindfulness: IntraConnected: Integrating Identity and Broadening Belonging as "MWe" with Dan Siegel, M.D. (Dec 3, 2022)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Rest and Renewal with Diana Winston (Nov 19, 2022)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Energy, Calm, Ease, and Well-Being-- Practicing Mindfulness at Home with Marvin G. Belzer, PhD (Sept 24, 2022)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Refining our Meditation Practice with Matthew Brensilver, PhD (July 23, 2022)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Radical Non-Doing with Cara Lai (Jult 17, 2022)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Cultivating Self-Compassion with Diana Winston (June 25, 2022)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Connecting with Courage with Diana Winston (May 21, 2022)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Mindfulness and the Power of Choice With Mitra Manesh (April 30, 2022)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Discovering our Full Potential with Cara Lai and Marvin G. Belzer (March 5, 2022)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Depth & Breadth in Mindfulness Practice with Matthew Brensilver (Feb 26, 2022)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Freedom from Anxiety with Diana Winston (Feb 12, 2022)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Energize Your Practice with Gloria Kamler (Jan 22, 2022)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Awake in the New Year: Setting Conscious Intentions for Our Lives and Our World in 2022 with Deborah Eden Tull (Jan 15, 2022)

2021 Past Events

  • Day of Mindfulness: Energy, Calm, Ease, and Well-Being-- Practicing Mindfulness at Home with Marvin G. Belzer, PhD (Oct 23, 2021)
  • Day of  Mindfulness: Replenish your Inner Resources with Diana Winston (Sept 26, 2021)
  • Day of  Mindfulness: Refining our Meditation Practice with Matthew Brensilver, PhD (July 24, 2021)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Energize Your Practice with Gloria Kamler  (July 10, 2021)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Cultivating Self-Compassion with Diana Winston (June 26, 2021)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Canine-fulness- An Integrative Approach to Practicing Mindfulness with our Dogs with Diana Winston and Bamboo (May 15, 2021)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Mind Games - A Mindfulness and Creativity Playshop with Brian Shiers and Laurie Shiers (April 25, 2021)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Freedom from Anxiety with Diana Winston (Feb 28, 2021)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Working with Anger: Developing Skill in the Midst of Intense Feeling with Matthew Bresnilver, PhD (Feb 20, 2021)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Awake in the New Year: Setting Conscious Intentions for Our Lives and Our World in 2021 with Deborah Eden Tull (Jan 16, 2021)


2020 Past Events

  • Day of Mindfulness: Energy, Calm, Ease, and Well-Being-- Practicing Mindfulness at Home with Marvin G. Belzer (Nov 21, 2020)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Thirteen Thank You’s: A Daylong in-Nature Retreat with Gael Belden (Oct 24, 2020)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Cultivating Self-Compassion with Diana Winston (Sept 12, 2020) 
  • Day of Mindfulness: Stability, Equanimity & Love With Matthew Brensilver, PhD (July 25, 2020)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Cultivating Courage, Compassion, and Resilience in Difficult Times with Diana Winston (July 18, 2020)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Energy, Calm, Ease, and Well-being with with Marvin Belzer PhD (June 6, 2020)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Exploring Awareness Practices and Uncovering Natural Awareness with Diana Winston (May 23, 2020)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Energy, Calm, Ease, and Well-Being - Practicing Mindfulness at Home with Marvin G. Belzer (April 11, 2020)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Foundations of Mindfulness with Diana Winston (February 23, 2020)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Setting Conscious Intentions for Our Lives in 2020 Through Mindfulness & Inquiry with Deborah Eden Tull (January 11, 2020)
     

2019 Past Events

  • Day of Mindfulness:Energy, Calm, Ease, and Well-Being with Marvin G. Belzer, PhD (November 16, 2019)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Letting Go into Natural Awareness with Diana Winston (October 5, 2019)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Mindfulness, Playfulness and Creativity with Mitra Manesh (September 14, 2019)
  • Day of Mindfulness: How Mindfulness Is and Is Not a Psychotherapy with Matthew Brensilver, PhD (July 27, 2019)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Cultivating Self-Compassion with Diana Winston (July 13, 2019)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Exploring the Mind with Shinzen Young (July 6, 2019)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Energizing Your Practice with Gloria Kamler (June 29, 2019)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Freedom from Anxiety with Diana Winston (May 11, 2019)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Mindfulness & Life Stories with Mitra Manesh (April 11, 2019)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Uncovering your Natural Awareness, with Diana Winston (March 9, 2019)
  • Day of Mindfulness:Energy, Calm, Ease, and Well-Being with Marvin Belzer, PhD (Feb 9, 2019)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Awake in the New Year with Deborah Eden Tull (Jan 19, 2019)

2018 Past Events

  • Day of Mindfulness: Grieving as a Facet of Mindfulness Practice with Matthew Brensilver, PhD (Nov 3, 2018)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Opening to Change and Learning to Let Go with Diana Winston (Oct 6, 2018)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Energy, Calm, Ease, and Well-being with with Marvin Belzer PhD (September 15, 2018)
  • Day of Mindfulness: The Contributions of Mindfulness and Psychotherapy to an Integrative Model of Healing and Awakening with Joseph Bobrow, PhD (August 25, 2018)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Concentration, Equanimity & Love w/ Matthew Brensilver, PhD (July 28, 2018)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Self-Compassion w/ Diana Winston (July 14, 2018)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Energize Your Practice w/ Gloria Kamler (July 7, 2018
  • Daylong: Teen Mindfulness (15-18 yrs.) w/ Samantha Snowden (June 30, 2018)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Relational Mindfulness with Deborah Eden Tull (June 16, 2018)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Starting Fresh - Foundations of Mindfulness for Beginners and Beginners' Minds with Diana Winston (May 12, 2018)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Energy, Calm, Ease, and Well-being with Marvin G. Belzer, Ph.D. (April 21, 2018)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Radical Self-Care with Mitra Manesh (April 7, 2018)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Resilience and Post-Traumatic Growth with Linda Graham (February 24, 2018)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Freedom from Anxiety with Diana Winston (February 10, 2018)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Awake in the New Year: Setting Conscious Intentions for Our Lives in 2018 with Deborah Eden Tull (January 13, 2018)

2017 Past Events

  • Day of Mindfulness: Energy, Calm, Ease, and Well-being with Marvin G. Belzer, Ph.D. (Nov 18, 2017)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Silent Retreat with Mitra Manesh (Oct 28, 2017)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Opening to Change and Letting Go with Diana Winston (Sept 23, 2017)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Hand on the Tiller - Mindfulness, a Path to Connecting and Living with our Core Values with Beth Mulligan (Sept 9, 2017)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Energy, Calm, Ease, and Well-Being with Marvin G. Belzer, Ph.D. (Aug 26, 2017)
  • Special Co-Sponsored Event: Mindfulness and The Walking Man with Marvin G. Belzer, Ph.D. (August 5, 2017)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Awareness and Love with Matthew Brensilver (July 29, 2017)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Energize Your Practice with Gloria Kamler (July 8, 2017)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Breath Focus: Advanced Perspectives on a Basic Practice with Shinzen Young (July 1, 2017)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Natural Awareness with Diana Winston (June 4, 2017)
  • Day of Mindfulness: The Dance of Stillness with Gael Beldin and special guests Banafsheh Sayyad and Tony Khalife (May 20, 2017)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Energy, Calm, Ease, and Well-Being with Marvin G. Belzer, Ph.D. (May 6, 2017)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Cultivating Clarity and Emotional Regulation, with Eric López Maya, PhD (April 22, 2017)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Mindfulness at Work - Clarity, Compassion, and Communication with Mitra Manesh (April 8, 2017)
  • Mindfulness in the Face of Personal and Global Suffering with Diana Winston (March 25, 2017)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Freeing Yourself from the Inner Critic with Mark Coleman (February 4, 2017)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Awake in the New Year: Setting Conscious Intentions for Our Lives in 2017 Through Mindfulness and Inquiry with Deborah Eden Tull (January 14, 2017)

2016 Past Events 

  • Day of Mindfulness: Energy, Calm, Ease, and Well-being with Marvin G. Belzer, Ph.D. (December 10, 2016)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Mindful Improvisation: A Powerful Synthesis of Mindfulness and Improv with Alexander Spradling, Ph.D. (November 19, 2016)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Mindfulness and Equanimity with Sharon Salzberg (November 16, 2016)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Good Grief: Dropping into Stillness; Finding what Soothes with Gael Belden (October 22, 2016)
    Day of Mindfulness: Opening to Forgiveness with Diana Winston (September 24, 2016)

  • Day of Mindfulness: Mindfulness and Intimacy with Mitra Manesh (August 6, 2016)

  • Day of Mindfulness: Clinging and Letting Go with Matthew Brensilver, PhD (July 23, 2016)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Energy, Calm, Ease, and Well-being with Marvin G. Belzer, PhD (July 16, 2016)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Energize Your Practice with Gloria Kamler (June 25, 2016)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Cultivating Self-Compassion with Diana Winston (May 21, 2016)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Going Deeper with Meditation with Marvin G. Belzer, PhD (April 23, 2016)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Brain Care as Self-Care: Discovering the Neuro-science of Well-being with Linda Graham, MFT (April 9, 2016)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Exploring the Mind with Shinzen Young (March 5, 2016)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Working With Fear and Opening to Courage with Diana Winston (Feb 13, 2016) 
  • Day of Mindfulness: Awake in the New Year Setting Conscious Intentions for Our Lives with Deborah Eden Tull (Jan 16, 2016)
     

2015 Past Events 

  • Day of Mindfulness: The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart with Gael Belden, Elizabeth Robinson, PhD; and Julia Berkeley (Nov 21,2015)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Mindful Improvisation: A Powerful Synthesis of Mindfulness and Improv with Alexander Spradling, Ph.D. (Nov 14, 2015)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Energy, Calm, Ease, and Well-being with Marvin Belzer (October 24, 2015)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Shift Happens: Learning to Bounce Back from Disappointment, Difficulty, even Disaster, with Linda Graham, MFT  (Sept 26, 2015)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Opening to Joy with Diana Winston (Sept 12, 2015) 
  • Day of Mindfulness: The Intersection of Mindfulness & Kindness, with Matthew Brensilver, PhD (July 18, 2015)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Energize Your Practice with Gloria Kamler, MA (June 26, 2015) 
  • Day of Mindfulness: Mindful Eating for Healthy Living with Beth Mulligan, PA-C (June 13, 2015)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Cultivating Self-Compassion with Diana Winston (May 3, 2015)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Energy, Calm, Ease, and Well-being with Marvin Belzer (April 19, 2015)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Opening to Change and Learning to Let Go with Diana Winston (March 21, 2015)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Embodied Minfulness with Shinzen Young (Jan 17, 2015)
     

2014 Past Events

  • Day of Mindfulness: Dropping into the Deep- Finding Freedom within Chronic Issues, with Gael Belden and Elizabeth Ann Robinson (Nov 22, 2014)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Opening to Forgiveness, with Diana Winston (October 11, 2014)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Energize your Practice, with Gloria Kamler (July 20, 2014)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Energy, Calm, Ease, and Well-being with Marvin Belzer (June 28, 2014)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Cultivating Self-Compassion, with Diana Winston (June 7, 2014)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Learning to Stay with a Tender Heart: Mindfulness and Compassion in the face of Loss, Dr. Paul D'Alton & Beth Mulligan (May 24, 2014)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Energy, Calm, Ease, and Well-being, with Marvin Belzer (May 10, 2014)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Energize your Practice, with Gloria Kamler (April 12, 2014)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Freedom from Anxiety, with Diana Winston (February 22, 2014)
  • Breakthrough Pain: A Workshop for Patient, Clinicians, and Others Interested in Mindfulness, with Shinzen Young (Jan 18, 2014)
     

2012-2013 Past Events

  • Day of Mindfulness: Transforming Difficult Thinking, with Diana Winston (October 28, 2013)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Energize your Practice, with Gloria Kamler (September 8, 2013)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Energy, Calm, Ease, and Well-being, with Marvin Belzer (August 17, 2013)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Opening to Joy, with Diana Winston (July 28, 2013)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Cultivating Self-Compassion, with Diana Winston (May 11, 2013)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Energy, Calm, Ease, and Well-being, with Marvin Belzer (April 13, 2013)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Freedom from Anxiety, with Diana Winston (March 9, 2013)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Energy, Calm, Ease, and Well-being, with Marvin Belzer (February 9, 2013)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Mindfulness and Social Engagement, with Diana Winston and Donald Rothberg (December 1, 2012)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Energy, Calm, Ease, and Well-being, with Marvin Belzer (November 17, 2012)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Opening to Joy, with Diana Winston (September 8, 2012)
  • Day of Mindfulness, with Marvin Belzer (August 18, 2012)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Cultivating Self-Compassion with Diana Winston (June 9, 2012)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Freedom from Anxiety, with Diana Winston (March 24, 2012)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Foundations of Mindfulness Practice, with Diana Winston and Marvin Belzer (February 25, 2012)
     

2011 Past Events

  • Day of Mindfulness: Fostering Contentment and Managing Desire and Greed, with Diana Winston (December 10, 2011)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Activate your Mindfulness Practice, with Marvin Belzer (November 19, 2011)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Foundations of Mindfulness Practice, with Diana Winston and Marvin Belzer (September 17, 2011)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Cultivating Self-Compassion with Diana Wiston (August 13, 2011)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Finding Balance in our Meditation, with Marvin Belzer (Saturday, June 11, 2011)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Transforming Difficult Thinking, with Diana Winston, (May 21, 2011)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Cultivating Positive Emotions, with Marvin Belzer (April 23, 2011)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Freedom from Anxiety, with Diana Winston and Marvin Belzer (March 6, 2011)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Fully Present, with Diana Winston and Sue Smalley (Feb 5, 2011)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Mindfulness and Expressive Movement, with Marvin Belzer and Michael Sakamoto (Jan 22, 2011)
     

2010 Past Events

  • Day of Mindfulness: Finding Balance in our Meditation, with Marvin Belzer (Dec 4, 2010)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Full Present, with Susan Smalley and Diana Winston (Sept 11, 2010)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Cultivating and Celebrating Joy, with Dr. Marv Belzer and Diana Winston (July 24, 2010)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Mindful Movement, with Marvin Belzer and Minchael Sakamoto (May 30, 2010)