Date(s): Jul. 31 - Aug. 28
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (Wednesdays)

Mindfulness and Engaged Conversations

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: Popovich Hall Room 102 (12-1pm), except for Aug. 28 which is TBD.


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, Professor of Clinical Business Communication is an award-winning teacher, researcher, and mentor. A renowned author, global facilitator, and media commentator, Sharoni’s research and expertise centers on organizational leadership, strategic communication, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. She is completing her forthcoming books, The Perpetual Surveillance of Black Men (2019), and Diapers and Dissertations: Women, Education, and Work (2019), and is the recipient of the USC Faculty Mentoring award, two Marshall School of Business, “Golden Apple” teaching awards, and the USC Remarkable Woman award. An educational and social advocate Sharoni is a member and Immediate Past Chair of the Los Angeles County, Policy Roundtable for Childcare and Development Commission and sits on several boards of trustees. Throughout her career, she has partnered with numerous community leaders and organizations, including the Aspen Institute, Obama Foundation, Children’s Defense Fund, and the Compton Human Trafficking Task Force.

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

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

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