Mitra Manesh will be teaching the following classes in Summer of 2017 at UCLA:
MAPs I: For Daily Living – UCLA
The MAPs I course is an excellent introduction to mindfulness for beginners. MAPs provides insight into the basics of mindfulness, how to develop a mindfulness meditation practice, and how mindfulness can be applied in daily life. It is also appropriate for experienced practitioners who wish to revitalize their practice.
Each class is a combination of lecture, practice, and group feedback and discussion. MAPs is taught in a context of a supportive community environment with classes no larger than 30-40 students. Classes are 6-weeks long and meet once a week for 2 hours.
MAPs III: Special Topic — Mindful Communication
This class is for students who have taken MAPs I and MAPs II classes and wish to go deeper.
Communication is defined as “the imparting or exchanging of information or news”. This is the “act” of communication, but what about the spirit or agenda behind the act? In this class we will invite compassion into our exchanges with family, friends, colleagues and others. We’ll practice articulating problems without getting lost in judgments about those problems. We’ll identify our own feelings and needs in order to clarify our requests. And we’ll explore and cultivate mindful ways to firmly and kindly say NO. The ultimate gift of mindful communication is hearing our own deeper voice – thoughts, feelings, needs, values… while genuinely hearing and helping bring out the true voice, feelings and values of others.
Prerequisite: MAPs I and at least two MAPs II classes, or permission from instructor. If you have not taken these classes at MARC, please email us a brief description of your equivalent experience to firstname.lastname@example.org before class start date.
Thursdays, 7/13 – 8/17
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Room C8-201 (Level C)
740 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles
Note: In support of the UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative, current UCLA students may sign up for this class for FREE. Please use the “UCLA Student” discount from the pulldown menu and use your UCLA email address when you register.