Date(s): Oct. 21 - Nov. 18
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (Mondays)

Mindfulness and Engaged Conversations

As our Marshall community continues to build and sustain an inclusive culture, the Marshall Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion have embarked upon a series of “Community Conversations” designed to foster community engagement and a sense of belonging through authentic discussions about the role and importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion at Marshall, in business, and in our broader world. With the success of our first Mindfulness offering this summer, we are offering another five-week series at City Center, downtown.

In this 5-week class you will learn the practice of mindfulness and better understand what gets in the way of having engaged conversations with a wide diversity of people.  The class will include one hour of instruction each week, in class discussion, a daily practice and journaling of experiences during the week.

By the end of the class you will have skills to lower your stress, anxiety and other difficult emotions, skills on how to deal with difficult thinking and an improved ability to appreciate and have engaged conversations with a wide variety of other people.

When and Where: 12-1:00pm USC Downtown City Center 9th Floor – Suite 964, 1149 South Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Monday, October 21, 2019

Monday, October 28, 2019

Monday, November 4, 2019

Monday, November 11, 2019

Monday, November 18, 2019


Allen Weiss is the founding teacher and Director of Mindful USC and a senior teacher at where he has taught mindfulness classes for the past 12 years. He started meditating in the mindfulness tradition in 2005 and in 2011 his Basics of Mindfulness class at InsightLA was noted the Best in Los Angeles by LA Magazine. He completed the Dedicated Practitioners Program (DPP) at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in 2008. Allen was given formal teaching authorization by Jack Kornfield and Trudy Goodman in 2014.

Sharoni Denise Little, Associate Dean and Senior Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, and Professor, Clinical Business Communication.

Registration Form

"Mindfulness and Engaged Conversations"
Please check your calendar before registering - this class is on Mondays from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm.

Reservations are closed for this event. There is no waiting list.

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