UCLA Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) II: Cultivating Positive Emotions

Date & Time

Tuesday, October 23 – November 27, 2018 from  7:00 PM – 9:00 PM – with Dr. Manijeh Motaghy

Class Overview

This MAPs II class emphasizes on heart-based qualities that complement mindfulness and can be cultivated through meditation practices. We will explore loving kindness, compassion, equanimity (even-mindedness), joy, generosity, and gratitude. We will learn new meditations to develop these qualities, tools to work with when we find them ourselves stuck and not feeling positive emotions, and practical exercises to incorporate them into our daily life. This is a helpful expansion to our basic mindfulness practice.

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.

Who Should Take This Class?

MAPs is helpful for people of all backgrounds and religions and is suitable for ages 16 and over.


Attendance in Introduction to Mindfulness, MAPs I or equivalent mindfulness class with permission from our instructor. If you have not taken a MAPs I class, please e-mail the instructor a brief description of your equivalent experience to manijeh@perfectlyhere.org before class start date.


Dr. Manijeh Motaghy – A Founder, Executive Director, and Teacher at Perfectly Here. She is also the Founder and CEO of Mindful Business Institute. She is an Authorized Mindfulness teacher through UCLA MARC and holds a Doctorate in Psychology of Organization Management. She has years of personal experience practicing Mindfulness and teaching it nationally and internationally. For more on her bio, click on her name above.

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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