Amy Gross

Teaching Schedule


4-Week Workshop for MBSR Graduates
“Deepen, Soften, Open, Ease—How to meet what comes up in practice, in life”
Wednesday evenings 
6:30 pm - 8 pm
May 13th to June 3rd

New York Insight Meditation Center Online

If there’s ever been a time when we needed our practice to lean on – it’s now.

What helps the most is sangha, a group of one’s own, a place and time to sit together, develop gentle ways to untangle our tangles, dissolve delusion, see through the causes of suffering, and find peace.

Our practice can guide our minds to calm down and our hearts to open up. For all of us, it’s been said, “Take care of your practice and it will take care of you.”

This is a workshop for MBSR alumni and those with some background in Buddhist meditation.

All proceeds from this program will go to support New York Insight.

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Amy Gross has been practicing mindfulness meditation since l994, sitting many retreats at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, including two 3-month retreats, and at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA. A magazine writer and editor, she last served as editor in chief of “O, The Oprah Magazine” before retiring to devote herself to practice and teaching MBSR. She remains awed by the course as a brilliant way to retrain our minds, to free us from the kind of reactions that make for stress and suffering.

She completed the Professional Training workshop led by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD., and Saki Santorelli, Ed.D, Exec. Director of the UMass Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, as well as the MBSR practicum at the Center for Mindfulness in Worcester, MA., and CFM’s Teacher Development Intensive. She teaches groups as well as individuals.

A long-time advocate of empowering individuals to participate in their own health care, she co-authored two books on women’s health: Women Talk About Breast Surgery, from Diagnosis to Recovery and Women Talk About Gynecological Surgery. She is a contributing editor at “Tricycle, The Buddhist Review.”

For Tricycle, Amy interviewed renowned meditation teacher and best-selling author Sharon Salzberg on her book Real Happiness at Work. Co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, Salzberg was among the first to bring mindfulness meditation practice to the West.

Click here for the Tricycle podcast.

"The Task is Being You" is an on-line Tricycle interview conducted by Amy Gross, member of our Collaborative, of psychiatrist and author Mark Epstein, about his most recent book, Advice Not Given.
Click here for the full interview.

"Learning to live fully" - Amy sits down for a conversation with Frank Ostaseski, co-founder of San Francisco's Zen Hospice Project and masterful storyteller, about his  new book, The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully. Click here for the podcast from Tricycle Talks. 

"Buddhism and Psychotherapy" is a Tricyle interview Amy conducted with psychiatrist and author Mark Epstein on his book The Trauma of Everyday Life. Click here for the full interview.

"Your Brain on Happiness: Mindfulness Meditation is Rediscovered" is an essay Amy wrote for Newsweek/Daily Beast: click here for the full article.

To contact Amy Gross: or call 212 674 6904