An Introduction to Mindfulness with Diana Winston

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An Introduction to Mindfulness with Diana Winston

Diana Winston, Director of Mindfulness Education at MARC UCLA

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Begins at 4:00 PM PDT | 7:00 PM EDT

4:00 PM PDT | 7:00 PM EDT

Mindful awareness can be defined as paying attention to present moment experiences with openness, curiosity, and a willingness to be with what is. Join Diana Winston, Director of Mindfulness Education at UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center, as she provides an introduction to the practice as well as a short guided meditation. 

***Member participation encouraged! Please bring your questions for the panelists to the program. Feel free to submit questions in advance anonymously here.

PLEASE NOTE: This program is not meant to serve as a clinical evaluation for any specific individual. We instead would like to present ways of thinking about mental health and well-being specific to actors and performers. 


Diana Winston is the Director of Mindfulness Education at UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) She is the author The Little Book of Being and the co-author, with Susan Smalley, PhD, of Fully Present: The Science, Art and Practice of Mindfulness. Called by the LA Times “one of the nation’s best-known teachers of mindfulness,” she has taught mindfulness since 1999 in a variety of settings including hospitals, universities, corporations, nonprofits, and schools in the US and Asia. A sought-after speaker, she developed the evidence-based Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPS) curriculum and the Training in Mindfulness Facilitation, which trains mindfulness teachers worldwide. Her work has been mentioned in the New York Times, O Magazine, Bloomberg, the Los Angeles Times,, Women’s Health, and in a variety of magazines, books, and journals. She has been practicing mindfulness meditation since 1989, including a year as a Buddhist nun in Burma. More recently, Diana’s meditations were featured on the California governor's COVID-19 Response website. She can be found at and on the UCLA Mindful, Waking Up, and Ten Percent Happier Apps.