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

Dear Free Live Meditation Session Community, 

We want to express our deepest gratitude for your active participation in our Free Live Meditation Sessions. Over the past few years, our beautiful community has grown, and we are immensely thankful for your commitment to self-care and for inspiring others within the community to do the same. 

As many of you know, we initiated the Free Live Meditation Sessions in March 2020 through a collaboration between the Center for Mindfulness and the Sanford Institute for Empathy and Compassion at UC San Diego. Our shared vision was to support the public during the unprecedented times of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Over the past three and a half years, we have conducted more than 2,100 live meditation practice sessions, with over 33,000 participants joining us from across the globe. It has been a great joy and honor to connect and practice with all of you. 

Starting this September, we will be introducing slight changes to our session schedules. We will now offer three 30-minute meditation practice sessions and these sessions will be added to our existing Continuing Practice webpage.  

Additionally, we are excited to announce a new offering, a 30-min Introductory Workshop. This workshop is designed for those interested in starting a mindfulness and compassion meditation practice and who wish to learn more about the evidence-based mindfulness courses available at our Center. Even if you have been practicing with us for the past few years, you are more than welcome to attend this workshop. It is open to all!   

All our sessions will be offered on a donation basis.   

Once again, we extend our heartfelt thanks for your ongoing participation, and we look forward to seeing you in our upcoming meditation practice sessions! 

With deep gratitude, 

UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness 


To attend any of the sessions listed below, you must visit the Continuing Practice webpage and register for the sessions. 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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Continuing Your Practice



Starting from September, 2023

Find our Free Live Session Information in the

Mindfulness & Compassion Resources, "Continuing Practice"

Mondays (9am-9:30am)

With Jennifer Miller (Please contact Jennifer for details)

Mondays (12:30pm-1:00pm)

With Helen Davis,   Register Here

Tuesdays (12:30pm-1:00pm)        

With Noriko Morita Harth,   Register Here

Wednesdays (12:30pm-1:00pm)

With Helen Kim,   Register Here

Third Thursday of the Month

Practice Session for People from Diverse Communities with Helen Davis, Helen Kim, Lisette Atala, Mariana Ampudia, Noriko Morita Harth.
Please Register to participate.

Fridays (11am-12:30pm)

With Lisette Atala, 

Online. (In Spanish) Please contact Lisette for details.

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

Mindful Movement Lying Down Postures, Ending with Body Scan with Helen Kim

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