Mindful Awareness is the moment-by-moment process of actively and openly observing one's physical, mental and emotional experiences. Mindfulness has scientific support as a means to reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, reduce emotional reactivity, and promote a general sense of health and well-being.

The weekly "drop-in" sessions are led by UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center's Diana Winston, Marvin G. Belzer Ph.D, and other MARC-affiliated teachers.

Open to anyone interested in learning how to 'live more presently' in life.

Free Weekly Virtual Drop-In Meditation Schedule

Join MARC teachers in Weekly Virtual Meditation Drop-In Sessions. These 30-minute sessions will offer an online community of meditation support and teachings. No need to register, come as you are.

You can access guided meditations at any time on the free app "UCLA Mindful". 

There also are free guided meditation session recordings from UCLA's Hammer Museum.

Day Time Location & Details


Join Zoom Room  

Meeting ID: 879 1125 2126
Passcode: 2023

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kd92zOdw0P

12:30-1pm PST

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Rm 1109, Level 1, 757 Westwood Plaza,  Los Angeles

For now these meditations will be held weekly via Zoom video conferencing. Please join us from home!

This drop-in is facilitated by Marvin G. Belzer as well as other MARC mindfulness teachers. 


Starting January 12 you are invited to once again enjoy Mindful Awareness Meditation in person in the Billy Wilder Theater!

Every session will also be broadcast live on the Hammer's website.

Whether you participate in person or online, Mindful Awareness Meditation will continue every Thursday at 12:30 PM.

12:30-1pm PST

Hammer Museum 
Billy Wilder Theater, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles

Admission to the Hammer Museum and all public programs are FREE


Meet the Drop-in Facilitators:

diana winston

Diana Winston

Director of Mindfulness Education

Diana Winston is the Director of Mindfulness Education at MARC, the author of The Little Book of Being: Practices and Guidance for Uncovering your Natural Awareness, and the co-author, with Susan Smalley PhD, of Fully Present, the Science, Art and Practice of MindfulnessShe 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.

allyson pimintel

Allyson Pimintel, EdD

Clinical Psychology

Dr. Allyson Pimentel, EdD is a psychologist, yoga teacher, and long-time meditation practitioner and teacher who works at the intersection of mindfulness, mental health, healing and social justice.Allyson has served on the Board of Directors of Insight Meditation Society (IMS) and presently is a Board Member at Insight LA.  Originally from New York City, Allyson now lives with her family in Los Angeles, where she has become an avid gardener and student of succulents and other native plants.

marvin belzer

Marvin G. Belzer, Ph.D

Adjunct Associate Professor

Marvin G. Belzer, PhD, has taught mindfulness meditation for twenty years. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences. For many years he taught a semester-long meditation course in the Department of Philosophy at Bowling Green St. University, where he was an Associate Professor of Philosophy. He teaches an undergraduate course at UCLA and teaches mindfulness in many different venues in Los Angeles.