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Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) II: Cultivating Positive Emotions
(formerly Finding Happiness)
This MAPs II 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 them 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.
Each class is a dynamic, interactive 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. Daisy Swan will be leading this class series; she has years of personal experience practicing mindfulness, and teaching it.
* Prerequisite: MAPs I or equivalent
If you have not taken a MAPs I class at MARC, please email us a brief description of you equivalent experience to [email protected] before class start date.
MAPs classes meet weekly for two (2) hours per week for six (6) weeks.
These six-week class series’ are open to the public and to all UCLA staff, faculty, and students. MAPs is helpful for people of all backgrounds and religions. These classes are suitable for ages 16 and over.
Dates / Time: Sundays, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM; Starting Jan 15th-Feb 26th, (no class on Feb 19th)
For more information, please email [email protected].