Drop-in meditation sessions becoming popular in L.A.

Dozens of people attend the weekly public mindfulness meditation sessions Diana Winston offers (for free) at the Hammer Museum in L.A. Other meditation classes are also well-attended. Find out why.

Winston, the director of mindfulness education at UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, was recently interviewed about mindfulness and the classes she offers for an L.A. Times article. Here’s a taste:

“Winston has been practicing mindfulness meditation for more than 20 years, and when she began it was fairly unknown in this country. But today secular mindfulness meditation is taught to executives, war veterans and schoolchildren; it is used in prisons and hospitals, and is written about in women’s magazines.

Given the pace of the world and the torrent of information we face each day, the need for meditation is no surprise. As people practice it and begin to incorporate it into their lives, their reactions to the world around them change, she says.”

To read the article—”Mindfulness, being in the moment is now of the moment”—click here.

And click here to watch a video of Winston talking about mindfulness (Tedx Talk) and how it has made a difference in her life.