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Mindful awareness meditation
Special Programs

Mindful Awareness Meditation

Thursdays, 12:30–1 PM PDT

Enjoy Mindful Awareness Meditation in person every Thursday in the Billy Wilder Theater! Every session is also broadcast live right here on the Hammer's website. Whether you participate in person or online, Mindful Awareness Meditation is offered every Thursday at 12:30 PM.

To join the livestream, simply visit this page each week on Thursdays at 12:30 PM and click the Play button that will appear in the center of the livestream screen below.

Mindful awareness meditation is the moment-by-moment process of actively and openly observing one’s physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Mindfulness has scientific support as a means to reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, reduce emotional reactivity, and promote a general sense of health and well-being. These half-hour weekly sessions are open to people of all levels of experience.

Sessions are led by Diana Winston, Allyson Pimentel, and other instructors from the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center.

Past audio sessions are available on the MARC website, where you can also download the UCLA Mindful app. 

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Drop-in Meditations created by Diana Winston and others for the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC), ©2011- 2021 The Regents of the University of California (The UC Regents). All rights reserved.

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Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: This drop-in session is not ticketed. Attendance is free. Doors open at 12:15 p.m.
Parking: Valet parking is available on Lindbrook Drive for $15 cash only. Self-parking is available under the museum. Rates are $8 for the first three hours with museum validation, and $3 for each additional 20 minutes, with a $22 daily maximum. There is a $8 flat rate after 5 p.m. on weekdays, and all day on weekends.

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All public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from an anonymous donor.
Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, the Elizabeth Bixby Janeway Foundation, The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, an anonymous donor, and all Hammer members.
Digital presentation of Hammer public programs is made possible by The Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.
Hammer public programs are presented online in partnership with the #KeepThePromise campaign—a movement promoting social justice and human rights through the arts.