Mindful Awareness Practices are the signature educational programs of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. The
class lays the foundation for students to understand basic principles
of mindfulness, develop a personal meditation practice, and to apply the
principles in their daily life on an ongoing basis.
May 3 - MAPs 2: "Cultivating Positive Emotions"
Beginning Wednesdays, May 3 - June 7, 10-12 noon, 2017, in Santa Monica.
Location: Continuum Studio, 1629 18th St, studio 7, Santa Monica. Free Parking lot and street parking available. Near Olympic and 18th St. right off the 10 fwy.
Enroll now for the May UCLA MAPs 2 class
This MAPs 2 class emphasizes 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 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.
Pre-requisite: Attendance in any introductory MAPs I series or equivalent mindfulness introductory class with permission from our instructor. If you have not taken a MAPs I class at MARC, please email us a brief description of your equivalent experience to email@example.com before class start date
Enroll now for the May 3, UCLA MAPs 2 class
Standard enrollment $185
UCLA 50+ Program* $165
Seniors 65+ & Students w/ID $150
*Must show UCLA 50+ card or student ID at 1st class
MAPs classes meets weekly for two hours per week for six weeks. Students will complete daily home practice meditation assignments starting at five minutes a day and working up to 20 minutes daily by the end of the course. Students will receive a complimentary Home Practice CD and a copy of the book Fully Present: The Science, Art, and Practice of Mindfulness by Susan Smalley, PhD. and Diana Winston
Students will learn Mindful concepts that include:
Students will also learn a variety of mindfulness practices so that the student can discover which practice is useful to them. Practices taught include: