The Center for Mindfulness and The Sanford Institute for Empathy and Compassion

In March 2020, UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness and UC San Diego Sanford Institute for Empathy and Compassion teamed up in a shared vision to help the public navigate through the unprecedented times of the COVID-19 pandemic. We have provided free, daily, and live practice sessions and resources, and over 14,200 participants from all over the world have practiced with us.

We would like to express our deep gratitude for the support of the Sanford Institute for Empathy and Compassion during this time. We would also like to express our appreciation to all the participants who have dedicated their time to practice with us. You have inspired us and have kept this community going.

In honor of the collaboration with the Sanford Institute for Empathy and Compassion and in the spirit of all the participants who have joined us in the past few years, the teachers at the Center for Mindfulness are continuing to offer these free and live meditation practice sessions.

Thank you for your continued participation!

To attend any of the sessions listed below, you must click on the session you want to attend and register. You will then receive an email with the password needed to join. Visit this link to learn How to Use the Zoom Meeting Platform.

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Schedule

No session, Friday, Jan 27, 2023

Time

Session Topics

10:00 pm - 10:30 pm PT

No session today. Please check out our recordings. Guided Audio & Video

Saturday, Jan 28, 2023

Time

Session Topics

​​9:00 am - 10:00 am PT

No session today. Please check out our recordings. Guided Audio & Video 

Monday, Jan 30, 2023

Time

Session Topics

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm PT

Loving Kindness Meditation with Helen Davis 

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PT

No session today. Please check out our recordings. Guided Audio & Video

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2023

Time

Session Topics

​10:30 am - 11:30 am PT

60-Minute Practice & Sharing with Noriko 

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2023

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm PT

Open Awareness with Helen Kim

Thursday, Feb 2, 2023

Time

Session Topics

​12:30 pm - 1:00 pm PT

Sitting with Open Awareness with Noriko

No session, Friday, Feb 3, 2023

Time

Session Topics

10:00 pm - 10:30 pm PT

No session today. Please check out our recordings. Guided Audio & Video

Saturday, Feb 4, 2023

Time

Session Topics

​9:00 am - 10:00 am PT

60-Min Practice and Sharing with Renee Lewis

Monday, Feb 6, 2023

Time

Session Topics

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm PT

Loving Kindness Meditation with Helen Davis 

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PT

60-min Practice Session (Gentle lying down movement practice followed by a body scan) with Helen Kim

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2023

Time

Session Topics

​10:30 am - 11:30 am PT

60-Minute Practice & Sharing with Noriko 

Featured Recordings

Find the rest of our recordings here: Soundcloud

Equanimity Practice with Equality in the World  with Renee Lewis

Longing for Compassion with Equality in the World  with Deborah Rana

Taking a Breath to Reduce Anxiety with Noriko Harth

Care for the Caregiver with Deborah Rana

Open Awareness Meditation with Renee Lewis

Steadying the Heart with the Breath with Megan Prager

Giving & Receiving Compassion  with Noriko Harth

Support Our Programs

Contribute to our scholarship fund so that we may continue to offer mindfulness to those who can benefit the most, but afford it the least. 

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Feedback

Please fill out our Online Session Feedback Form  upon completion of any of the above sessions.

Find audio recordings of our live online sessions and other short meditation sessions on our Soundcloud playlist: Short Mindfulness & Compassion Meditations  

Resources & Tools

Visit our Resources & Tools Page to find more support regarding COVID-19.

 

Video: Collaboration Announcement from William Mobley, Douglas Ziedonis & Thupten Jinpa 

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO BLOCK ANY PARTICIPANTS FROM OUR PRACTICE SESSIONS IF WE EXPERIENCE BEHAVIOR OUR INSTRUCTORS DEEM INAPPROPRIATE.