UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center

and Perfectly Here’s Teachers are Certified Affiliates of

Dr. Manijeh Motaghy, Daniel Davis, Rick Sweeney

UCLA Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) classes:

MAPS I: Mindfulness For Daily Life

MAPS II: Next Steps- Improve Your Meditation

MAPS II: Cultivating Self-Compassion

Cultivating Positive Emotions – MAPS II:


UCLA Mindfulness classes comprise of Mindful Awareness Practices, the signature educational programs of the MARC. These six-week class series are open to the public and to all UCLA staff, faculty, and students. Following classes lay the foundation for students to understand basic principles of mindfulness; develop a personal meditation practice  and to apply the principles in their daily life. From there, students may continue to develop through further Mindfulness topics such as laid out below.

Each class is a combination of lecture, practice, group feedback and discussion. MAPs is taught in a context of a supportive community environment with classes no larger than 20-40 students. Students report that the group support was one of the most helpful and inspiring aspects of the class.  MAPs instructors  have years of personal experience practicing mindfulness and teaching it nationally and internationally. MAPs is helpful for people of all backgrounds and religions. They are suitable for ages 16 and over.

Most importantly, if you wish to continue and advance your  practice, MARC has a series of MAPs II classes that are taught throughout the year.

Bellow are the different MAPS II Subjects:

Next Steps: Improve your Meditation- MAPS IIA
Finding Happiness: Cultivating Positive Mental States – MAPs IIB
Working with Difficult Emotions – MAPs IIC
Turning Obstacles into Allies – MAPs IID
Relational Mindfulness – MAPs IIE
Cultivating Self-Compassion – MAPs IIF
Mindfulness Intensive – MAPs IIG

Opening to Joy – MAPs IIH