UCLA Mindful Awareness Practices

(MAPs) I: For Daily Living

Date & Time:

Tuesday, January 15, 2019, From 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Wednesday, January 16, 2019, From 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Class Overview:

Mindful Awareness Practices are the signature educational programs of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. These 6-week classes are open to the public and to all UCLA staff, faculty, and students. MAPs I For Daily Living lays the foundation for students to understand the basic principles of Mindfulness, develop a personal meditation practice, and how to apply the principles in their daily life.

What You Will Practice

  • Basics of Mindfulness
  • Relational Mindfulness
  • Practices to develop positive emotions
  • Body Mindfulness
  • Obstacles to Mindfulness
  • Physical Pain and Difficult Emotions reduced by Mindfulness
  • Cultivating Positive Emotions
  • Working with Difficult Thoughts
  • Interacting with Mindfulness
  • Sitting meditation
  • Walking meditation
  • Standing meditation
  • Mindfulness in movement
  • Daily life meditations

Class Structure:

This is a 6-week class that meets once a week for two hours. Each class is a combination of lecture, practice, group feedback and discussion. Students report that the group support was one of the most helpful and inspiring aspects of the class. There is daily home meditation practice assignments starting at five minutes a day and working up to 20 minutes daily by the end of the course.

Who Should Take This Class?

Take this course as an excellent introduction to Mindfulness for beginners. It is also appropriate for experienced practitioners who wish to revitalize his/her practice. MAPs are helpful for people of all backgrounds and religions and are suitable for ages 16 and over.


Dr. Manijeh Motaghy and Rick Sweeney are teaching different MAPS I classes. Our MAPs instructors have years of personal experience practicing Mindfulness. Our founder, Dr. Motaghy teaches it nationally and internationally.

Location & Parking:

6850 Canby Ave, Suite 106 Reseda, CA 91335 – The venue is in a business plaza with US Fitness center.  There are plenty of FREE Parking. Please arrive a few minutes early to your first session so that you can find the place and settle in. If you enter the gate, punch in this code: 53319 Thank you.

What to Bring:

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

Class Capacity:

Classes are taught in a supportive community environment with classes no larger than 28 students. 


We offer special pricing for Seniors 65+, UCLA Students, First Responders, Veterans and their immediate family members.

Please consider making a donation or sponsoring our special programs for the First Responders, Veterans and their immediate family members and general scholarships. For more information visit:  First Responders/Veterans Stress Relief Initiative.

No one is turned away for lack of funds.

If you are in true financial hardship and unable to pay the full price please contact us via Info@PerfectlyHere.org and ask for a scholarship or work-exchange opportunities.

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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