101: MAPS I, Mindful Awareness Practices:

For Daily Living

Wednesday, July 18 – August 22 from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Thursday, July 19 – August 23 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Sunday, July 15 – August 19 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Mindful Awareness Practices are the signature educational programs of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. These six-week class series are open to the public and to all UCLA staff, faculty, and students. This class lays the foundation for students to understand basic principles of mindfulness, develop a personal meditation practice, and to apply the principles in their daily life on an ongoing basis.

Each class is a combination of lecture, practice, and group feedback and discussion. MAPs is taught in a context of a supportive community environment with classes no larger than 30-40 students. Students report that the group support was one of the most helpful and inspiring aspects of the class. Our MAPs instructors have years of personal experience practicing mindfulness and teaching it nationally and internationally. MAPs is helpful for people of all backgrounds and religions. These classes are suitable for ages 16 and over.

What you will Practice:

  • Sitting meditation
  • Eating meditation
  • Daily life meditations
  • Relational mindfulness
  • Walking meditation
  • Standing meditation
  • Movement meditation
  • Practices to develop positive emotion
  • Overview of Mindfulness
  • Mindfulness of the Body
  • Obstacles to Mindfulness
  • Mindfulness to help with Physical Pain with Difficult Emotions
  • Cultivating Positive Emotions
  • Working with Difficult Thoughts
  • Mindful Interactions

Class Structure 
MAPs classes meet weekly for two hours per week for six weeks. Students will complete daily home practice meditation assignments starting at five minutes a day and working up to 20 minutes daily by the end of the course. Upon request students will receive a complimentary Home Practice CD.

Who should take this class?
This course is an excellent introduction to mindfulness for beginners. MAPs class lays the foundation for a daily meditation practice and provides insight into the basics of mindfulness and how it can be applied to daily life. It is also appropriate for an experienced practitioner who wishes to revitalize his/her practice. MAPs is helpful for people of all backgrounds and religions.

Dr. Manijeh Motaghy and Daniel Davis teaching different MAPS I classes.

Location and Parking Instructions
This class will take place in Tarzana at: 19100 Ventura Blvd #5, Los Angeles, CA 91356. Parking is free and there no time limits in the front after 6:00pm. There are also plenty of free parking in the lot behind Tarzana Cultural Center. When you arrive at the shopping center go to the second floor and go all the way to the East side of the building. Go into the hallway and we will be the last door on the right.

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What to Bring
All you need is comfortable clothing. Chairs and cushions are provided.

Class Capacity
We allow no more than 28 students per class.

We offer special pricing for Seniors 65+, UCLA Staff and UCLA Students. Veterans, First Responders and their immediate family members may attend at NO COST thanks to our generous donors.

Thank you for your interest. We hope to be a strong resource for you and your family to practice and develop Mindfulness.

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