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    September 13, 2016 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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

    Date & Time

    Dates and Times TBA

    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. FEES ARE WAIVED for Veterans, First Responders and their immediate family members thanks to our generous donors to the First Responders/Veterans Stress Relief Initiative. Please write to Info@PerfectlyHere.org to enroll as a Veteran, First Responder or family member of.

    No one is turned away for lack of funds. All are welcomed.

    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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