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

    101: MAPS I, Mindful Awareness Practices:

    For Daily Living

    Tuesday, September 11 – October 16 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

    Tuesday, September 11 – October 16 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    Sunday, September 16 – October 21 from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM


    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:

    • 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 

    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. 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. 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 and Parking Instructions

    This class will take place in Tarzana at: 19100 Ventura Blvd #5, Los Angeles, CA 91356. Parking is free and there are no time limits in the front after 6:00pm. There is also plenty of free parking in the lot behind the 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

    MAPs 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. Please write to Info@PerfectlyHere.org to enroll as a Veteran, First Responder or family member of.

    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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