UCLA MAPs II – Cultivating Positive Emotions – Online – Zoom

Thursdays from 5:30pm-7:30pm PST
October 28th – December 9th

(No Class November 25 – Thanksgiving)

Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPS) II – Cultivating Positive Emotions

Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) are the signature educational programs of UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center. These six-week class series are open to the public and suitable for ages 16 and over.

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 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 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 me a brief description of your equivalent experience. (Contact Below)

MAPs II – Cultivating Positive Emotions Online – Regular Rate


MAPs II – Cultivating Positive Emotions – COVID Rate


 MAPs II – Cultivating Positive Emotions Online – TMF/IPP Discount (Contact Below with Name and Request)

 MAPs II – Cultivating Positive Emotions Online – UCLA Student Discount (Contact Below with Name and Request)

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Refunds requested prior to two weeks before the first day of class will be assessed a $25 administrative fee. We regret that we cannot give refunds after this date. Refunds should be requested by email to: johnkneedler@gmail.com

MARC reserves the right to cancel classes due to low enrollment. Registrants will be notified in advance of the class.

No refunds or credits are given to registrant “no-shows”.

Postponing a Class: Credit towards a future class will be provided if a registrant notifies us by phone or email in advance of 5PM on Friday of the first week of the class series. Future class must the one immediately following the missed class series. NO EXCEPTIONS. (for example: if postponing a May/June class series you will have to use your credit and enroll in the July/August class series)

Make-up Class: If you miss a class, you may make up ONE class in any other class at your level during the current series or the series immediately following. No refund or prorate will be issued for missed classes.

If you have any questions or need to discuss the prerequisite, please contact me