Diana Winston

Diana Winston is the Director of Mindfulness Education at UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center. She has taught meditation retreats as well as mindfulness for health and well-being since 1999 in a variety of settings including in healthcare, universities, businesses, non-profits, and schools in the US and internationally. She created the evidence-based Mindful Awareness Practices Program (MAPs), is the founding director of UCLA’s Training in Mindfulness Facilitation, and is a founding board member of the International Mindfulness Teachers Association. She has practiced vipassana since 1989, including a year as a Buddhist nun in Burma, and each day she tries to be a mindful mom. 

She is the author of The Little Book of Being: Practices and Guidance for Uncovering your Natural AwarenessWide Awake: A Buddhist Guide for Teens and co-author of Fully Present: The Science, Art, and Practice of Mindfulness (with Susan L. Smalley, PhD).

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