Mitra Manesh will be teaching the following classes 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.
9:30 am – 11:30 am
Room C8-201 (Level C)
740 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles
MAPs II: Self-Compassion
Many of us struggle with issues of self-judgment and self-criticism. People of all ages suffer from painful thoughts such as, “I’m not good enough,” “I messed that up again,” and “I hate my body.” Although these thoughts may feel overwhelming and intractable, we can learn how to work with and lessen them. Science has shown that you can actually change your brain through mindfulness and the cultivation of positive emotional states.
In this class, we will explore mindfulness practices to work with self-critical thoughts, and self-compassion practices to nurture kindness and compassion for ourselves and others. This class will include sitting and walking mindfulness and kindness meditations, periods of silence, personal exploration, and discussion to help cultivate and encourage more self-compassion. The material in this class is very powerful. We encourage you to have a consistent daily meditation practice before attending this class.
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.
Wednesdays – November 1st – December 13th, 2017 (no class on November 22nd)
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
UCLA, Semel Institute