mindfulness asia

changing the world, one breath at a time

mindfulness asia

changing the world, one breath at a time

UCLA Mindful Awareness Practices 1

A 6-week Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) for Daily Living
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COURSE CONTENT

        

Structure

 

Each class is a combination of lectures, practice, and group feedback and discussions.

 

MAPs is taught in the context of a supportive community environment with classes no larger than 30-40 students. Students have reported that for them, group support was one of the most helpful and inspiring aspect of the class.

The class meets weekly for two hours for a period of six weeks.

Students 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 receive weekly practice review sheets via email + web links to free guided meditations, online videos, and a reading list.

 

Content areas

 

Overview of Mindfulness

Mindfulness of the Body

Obstacles to Mindfulness

Mindfulness to Help with Physical Pain

Working with Difficult Emotions

Cultivating Positive Emotions

Working with Difficult Thoughts

Mindful Interactions and Relational Mindfulness

 

Practices

 

The classes offer a variety of mindfulness practices so students can discover which practice is useful to them. Practices include:

 

Sitting meditation

Eating meditation

Daily life meditations

Relational mindfulness

Walking meditation

Standing meditation

Movement meditation

Practices to develop positive emotions

Working with thoughts

 

Who should take this class?

 

This course is an excellent introduction to mindfulness for beginners. The MAPs class lays the foundation for a daily meditation practice and provides insight into the basics of mindfulness and how it can be applied to daily life. It is also appropriate for experienced practitioners who wish to revitalize their practice. MAPs is helpful for people of all backgrounds and religions. Classes are suitable for ages 16 and up.