Welcome to the UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness

Due to the current situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) evolving rapidly across the United States, our Center, The Sanford Institute for Empathy and Compassion, and the Compassion Institute will work together to provide daily streams and recordings of mindfulness and compassion sessions to provide resources and online support to those affected. 

Free Live Practice Sessions


We offer a wide variety of programs and initiatives at the Center for Mindfulness, designed to make mindfulness and compassion understandable, practical, and accessible to all.  


What is Mindfulness?

Dr. Steve Hickman, Founding Director of the Center for Mindfulness, joins William Mobley, MD, PhD, for a discussion of the power of being in the present moment, and how mindfulness can help us stay engaged, focused, and fulfilled.