Deepen, Soften, Open, Ease… How to Meet What Comes Up in Practice, in Life

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Deepen, Soften, Open, Ease… How to Meet What Comes Up in Practice, in Life
with Amy Gross
Four Weeks on Wednesdays, February 13th- March 6th, 2019 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm

A four-week workshop for graduates of MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) and those who have some meditation experience. The focus is on how to handle the challenges and discoveries that arise as we practice. Our aim is to transform meditating from a task into a joyful experience, a relief, a homecoming. Consider these sessions a way to catch a wave of support in bringing mindfulness into your days, to get re-inspired and sit with like-minded people. Come and discover your own path to peace.

The registration fee includes teacher support. If you wish to give more in addition to the registration fee, the total (registration fees and additional contributions) will be shared between NYI and the teacher(s).


Note About Registration:

If you have questions about your registration (cancellation policy, membership discount, email confirmation, etc.), please read our FAQs. If your question is not addressed in the FAQs, please email

New York Insight Meditation Center is offering a new structure for registration. Members receive 15% off of the Sustaining Rate via a code provided in the membership email confirmation.

NYI is committed to ensuring that our programs are available to all, regardless of ability to pay. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. No financial assistance application is needed when registering for a program.

We offer new sliding scale fees, and ask that you choose the highest fee you are able to afford based on your financial means. The Sustaining rate represents the actual program operating cost. If you can afford this level or higher, you assist our efforts to offer reduced rates and support ongoing financial assistance. If you are unable to pay the Base Fee, you can set up a payment plan or let us know how much you are able to pay at this time by emailing



Amy Gross

Amy GrossAmy Gross has been practicing mindfulness meditation since l994, sitting many retreats, including two three-month retreats, at the Insight Meditation Society, Forest Refuge, and Spirit Rock Meditation Center. A former 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 completed the Professional Training workshop led by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, founder of MBSR and of the UMass Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, and Saki Santorelli, EdD, then-Executive Director of the CFM. She also completed the CFM’s MBSR practicum and Teacher Development Intensive. 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 is currently a member of the board of New York Insight Meditation Center and a contributing editor at “Tricycle, The Buddhist Review.”