Amy Gross

Teaching Schedule


Spring 2017 Cycle

Wednesday Evenings
8:00 pm-10:00 pm
May 10th – June 28th 
New York Open Center

22 East 30th Street
Free Introduction May 3rd, 8 pm - register here
(If you sign up for the course, please plan on coming to the intro.)
Special Practice Session Wednesday February 22nd, 5:30 pm-10 pm.
Tuition: Open Center members, $360; nonmembers $440
To register for the course click here.

Deepen, Soften, Open, Ease…
How To Meet What Comes Up In Practice, In Life
A four-week course for graduates of MBSR
Thursday evenings
6:30 - 8:00 pm
June 8th - August 9th
New York Insight Meditation Center

28 West 27 Street, 10th floor
Tuition: $125
Register here

A four-week course for graduates of MBSR to enhance the skills of working with what’s difficult, uncomfortable, unpleasant. How can we relax into what’s arising right now rather than struggle with it, try to fix it, or rush past it? It takes practice and that’s what we’ll do together—focusing on what comes up, moment to moment, training our minds to step back, see clearly, and free ourselves from the tyranny of our habits. Come and discover your own path to peace.

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.

"Learning to live fully" - Amy sits down for a conversation with Ostaseski about his work in our latest Tricycle Talk. Click here for the interview.

"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