UCLA Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) I: For Daily Living

Date & Time

  • Sunday, October 28 – December 2, 2018 from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM – with Dr. Manijeh Motaghy
  • Monday, October 29 – December 3, 2018 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM – with Rick Sweeney
  • Tuesday, October 23 – November 27, 2018 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM – with Dr. Manijeh Motaghy

Guess what! You can now bring your child and let him/her also learn Mindfulness while you’re in class! Since the children class is only one hour the instructor has agreed to stay for an extra hour for a fee of $10.

Check out our Mindful Children Program.

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, on an ongoing basis.

What You Will Practice

  • Basics of Mindfulness
  • Relational Mindfulness
  • Practices to develop positive emotions
  • 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
  • Sitting meditation
  • Eating meditation
  • Walking meditation
  • Standing meditation
  • Movement meditation
  • 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. Students will complete 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?

This course is an excellent introduction to Mindfulness for beginners. It is also appropriate for experienced practitioners who wish to revitalize his/her practice. MAPs is helpful for people of all backgrounds and religions and is 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 and teaching it nationally and internationally.

Location & Parking

This class will take place in Reseda at 6850 Canby Ave. Suite 106 Reseda, CA 91335. There is plenty of parking available in the lot out front.

What to Bring

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

Class Capacity

MAPs I For Daily Living is taught in a context of a supportive community environment with classes no larger than 28 students. 


We offer special pricing for Seniors 65+, UCLA Staff and UCLA Students.

Our funds for waiving fees for Veterans, First Responders and their immediate family members have been completely used. Please consider making a donation or sponsering. 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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