UCLA Mindful

4.4
225 reviews
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About this app

With this easy-to-use app, you can practice mindfulness meditation anywhere, anytime with the guidance of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. The app includes meditations in multiple languages. Scientific research shows mindfulness can help manage stress-related physical conditions, reduce anxiety and depression, and cultivate positive emotions.

Mindfulness is paying attention to our present moment experiences with openness and curiosity and a willingness to be with our experience. Through regular practice, taught through this app, you can develop a meditation practice and learn to bring more mindfulness into your daily life.

This app offers:

• Basic Meditations for getting started, in English and multiple languages.

Languages include Armenian, Cantonese, Farsi, Filipino, French, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Mixteco, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language

• Wellness Meditations for people suffering from challenging health conditions

• Informative videos exploring how to get started, supportive meditation postures, and the science of mindfulness

• Weekly podcasts from UCLA's Hammer Museum and other drop-in meditation sessions-- a 30-minute meditation on different themes you can search for and bookmark

• A timer to meditate on your own


The Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC), is an educational and research center dedicated to fostering mindful awareness practices to promote health, well-being, and a compassionate society. It is located at the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Due to MARC's mission of radical accessibility of mindfulness practices, this app is entirely free to the user.


Disclaimer: These meditations are for educational purposes and are not clinical treatments.
Updated on
Mar 14, 2024

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Ratings and reviews

4.4
212 reviews
Jason Molony
April 27, 2024
I love this mindfulness app. It doesn't gameify, it's doesn't sell, it doesn't make recommendations, it doesn't have 100 choices to make, it doesn't have logins or passwords or profiles, it doesn't have coaches subtly vying for you to choose them. It just gives you the for a wonderful calming experience in 1-2 clicks, no fuss, no hassle, no algorithms, only what you want and need.
5 people found this review helpful
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A Google user
November 9, 2019
I'll try to reinstall, but at the moment, either the meditation downloads are unsuccessful or they skip and repeat like a broken record. UPDATE: I've downloaded the latest version which was supposed to have fixed this bug, but no luck! It's like listening to Max Headroom ( showing my age). UPDATE: 11/9/2019 version; Most of the skipping audio is gone, but not entirely. Podcasts still skipped several times in the first minute or so, maybe a buffering problem?
26 people found this review helpful
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UCLA Health
November 7, 2019
Our technical team has solved this problem. Please update your app to the latest version. If you have other problems, please contact us at https://support.uclahealth.org/.
Stephen B
June 6, 2024
Simple and straightforward with a solid feature set. However, the app crashes every time I try and open the timer, which is a shame since that's a pretty basic feature of a meditation app.
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What's new

This added the playback loop feature.