An Evening of Mindfulness

Have you ever wondered why you’re hearing and seeing the word "mindfulness" everywhere?  

If so, please join us for this free lecture and practice session of Mindfulness on Tuesday evening, Sept. 24. This practice session is an orientation, designed to introduce you to our eight-class series Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. Our MBSR series has a daytime rotation and an evening rotation.

About mindfulness

People are hearing about mindfulness in a variety of ways, particularly through a curriculum called Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).

MBSR is designed to help people cope with stress more effectively. You may have heard about it in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Psychology Today, O Magazine, Dr. Oz and more.

In many studies, mindfulness has been shown to help with chronic pain, anxiety, depression and sleep. It has also been proven to boost the immune system, improve structures of the brain associated with memory, learning and executive function.

In this Evening of Mindfulness, you will learn:

  • The history, theory and applications of mindfulness
  • Hear about some of the latest research
  • Find ways it might help you cope with stress more effectively
  • Experience the practices
  • See a short video of mindfulness leaders, including Jon Kabat-Zinn

Event details


Tuesday, Sept. 24
6:30-8:30 p.m. (check-in begins at 5:45 p.m.)
Please allocated enough time to park and walk to the lecture hall


UC Irvine Main Campus, Tamkin Lecture Hall 110


Parking attendants will be in Lot 83 to provide assistance. A parking kiosk will be available.


"An Evening of Mindfulness" is a free event; parking will incur costs


Reservations are required. To save your spot, email no later than Thursday, Sept. 20.


Registration Instructions

Although this is a free class, reservations are required. Email to save a spot for yourself and a friend.

The deadline to RSVP is Friday, Sept. 20.