Guided Meditations

For an introduction to mindfulness meditation that you can practice on your own, download the UCLA Mindful App (iTunes Google Play), stream, or download the guided meditations below. Recorded by UCLA MARC's Director of Mindfulness Education, Diana Winston.

For a more in-depth class experience, see our 6-week classes»

Download the UCLA Mindful App (iTunes Google Play)

To stream: click the "Play" button

To download: right click the "Play" button and then click "Save Link As"

**If viewing guided meditations on smart device, scroll across table to view "play" and "transcript" buttons for each meditation, use "desktop view",  or use our app UCLA Mindful.

Meditation translations were made possible by the Center for Health Services and Society, Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior in collaboration with Together-for-Wellness, a resource-rich website that is part of the CalHOPE initiative funded by FEMA.

English meditation and original content by MARC's Director for Mindfulness Education, Diana Winston; Armenian translations by Helen Setyan; Cantonese translations by Lifen Chen; Farsi translations by Mitra Manesh; Filipino translations by Imee Contreras; Hindi translations by Manish Bansal;  Japanese translations by Noriko Uchida; Korean translations by Jooli Park; Mandarin Chinese translations by Jingjing Zhu Ph.D; Russian translations by Inguna Reinfelde; Spanish translations by Eric Lopez Ph.D.; Vietnamese translations by Vy V. Le.; American Sign Language by Rachel Postovoit.

“Mindful Meditations” created by Diana Winston and others (see above) for the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC), ©2011- 2021 The Regents of the University of California (The UC Regents).

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