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Upcoming events (5+)

Mindfulness Sitting Meditation—Thursdays

UCSC Silicon Valley Extension

This weekly mindfulness sitting meditation group session is a relaxing 20 minutes, followed by a very short five (5-10) minutes group discussion. This is a drop-in, free event open to all levels. Please make sure to dress comfortably. Loose pants are best. NOTE: Our Santa Clara facility will be closed Dec. 23–Jan. 1. AKA: https://www.ucsc-extension.edu/about/events/mindfulness-sitting-meditation ONLINE MEDITATION RESOURCES (Thanks Phuong!) Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsBAktr95hI Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ff1Hzw0EPg4 Mindfulness Meditation Testimonials: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qw5Yk_FG-E8 Mindfulness Meditation for Intermediate Practitioners: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88snGlgNT5Y&t=23s Please share these audio videos to anyone whom you know and you think that will benefit them and help them in practicing the mindfulness meditation in their daily life.

Mindfulness Sitting Meditation—Thursdays

UCSC Silicon Valley Extension

This weekly mindfulness sitting meditation group session is a relaxing 20 minutes, followed by a very short five (5-10) minutes group discussion. This is a drop-in, free event open to all levels. Please make sure to dress comfortably. Loose pants are best. NOTE: Our Santa Clara facility will be closed Dec. 23–Jan. 1. AKA: https://www.ucsc-extension.edu/about/events/mindfulness-sitting-meditation ONLINE MEDITATION RESOURCES (Thanks Phuong!) Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsBAktr95hI Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ff1Hzw0EPg4 Mindfulness Meditation Testimonials: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qw5Yk_FG-E8 Mindfulness Meditation for Intermediate Practitioners: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88snGlgNT5Y&t=23s Please share these audio videos to anyone whom you know and you think that will benefit them and help them in practicing the mindfulness meditation in their daily life.

Mindfulness Sitting Meditation—Thursdays

UCSC Silicon Valley Extension

This weekly mindfulness sitting meditation group session is a relaxing 20 minutes, followed by a very short five (5-10) minutes group discussion. This is a drop-in, free event open to all levels. Please make sure to dress comfortably. Loose pants are best. NOTE: Our Santa Clara facility will be closed Dec. 23–Jan. 1. AKA: https://www.ucsc-extension.edu/about/events/mindfulness-sitting-meditation ONLINE MEDITATION RESOURCES (Thanks Phuong!) Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsBAktr95hI Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ff1Hzw0EPg4 Mindfulness Meditation Testimonials: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qw5Yk_FG-E8 Mindfulness Meditation for Intermediate Practitioners: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88snGlgNT5Y&t=23s Please share these audio videos to anyone whom you know and you think that will benefit them and help them in practicing the mindfulness meditation in their daily life.

How to Survive an Audit of your Financial Practice

UCSC Silicon Valley Extension

Join us for this interactive quarterly Student Forum panel hosted by the Personal Financial Planning certificate program and the Financial Planning Association of Silicon Valley. This event is open to Extension students, alumni, FPA members and people considering pursuing the Extension certificate program. PANELISTS: Teresa Scagliotti, CFP®, Principal, Scagliotti & Associates, has worked in the financial services industry for 24 years. Renée Snow, Ph.D., CFP®, EA, Chair of the Personal Financial Planning Program at the UCSC Silicon Valley Extension and teaches the Practicum course. Chris Wentzien, CFP®, CPA, MBA, Principal, Natural Bridges Financial Advisors, is the founder and principal of Natural Bridges Financial Advisors. LIMITED SEATING. No WALK-INS We've got 50 seats. Please go to the link below to register for this FREE event: https://bit.ly/2EDB12h. Learn more about the Personal Financial Planning certificate program at: https://bit.ly/2xDw5Fr Questions from the audience will guide the discussion. NOTE: This is expected to be well-attended event. Please register only. Badges will be prepared for those registering for this event. Walk-ins may be restricted. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m.

Past events (105)

New Trends in EDA & Reactive Cloud-Native Networking

UCSC Silicon Valley Extension

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