The Mindful Awareness Research Center is committed to providing individuals across all walks of life the opportunity to learn about mindfulness and experience it for themselves. As part of this commitment, MARC offers a range of year-round free programming and work exchange opportunities—that anyone can take part in. Just click on the links below for details.
Local Drop-In Meditations
30 Minute In-Person Guided Meditations
Weekdays @ UCLA & Santa Monica
All are welcome!
See our drop-in schedule»
MARC @ The Hammer Museum
New every Thursday, 30 mins. each
Led by Diana Winston & guest instructors
Listen to our full list of podcasts»
Free Guided Meditations
Professionally recorded (stream & download)
Topics include basic breathing, working with difficulties, and lovingkindess
See our full list of recordings»
How You Can Support MARC
Have you enjoyed our podcasts, guided meditations, classes, or events?
Our programming is made possible by people like you. Consider supporting our center to help us continue fulfilling our mission:
Make a Gift to MARC
The mission of the Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) is to disseminate mindful awareness across the lifespan through education and research.
Donor support enables us to continue to promote our programs in the community and to foster research on the benefits of mindfulness in health and wellness.
Work Exchange and Volunteering
MARC has consistently provided many opportunities for volunteering in exchange for free-of-charge admission.
To volunteer for a specific class or event, please follow the instructions provided in our work exchange policy. You can also e-mail us to be added to our general volunteer pool.