Amanda Gilbert

Visiting Teacher

Amanda Gilbert is a meditation teacher, lecturer of mindfulness at the University of Southern California, and author of Kindness Now: A 28-Day Guide to Living with Authenticity, Intention, and Compassion. She has been a meditator for over seventeen years and is a graduate of InsightLA’s Mindfulness Facilitator Program.

Before dedicating herself to teaching full-time, Amanda was the center director for the Aging, Metabolism, and Emotions Center at the University of California, San Francisco, a world-renowned health psychology laboratory conducting scientific research and publishing investigations on the biological and psychological effects of mindfulness, meditation, and stress resilience. Today, she teaches mindfulness meditation at her weekly online sitting group and writes about kindness, heart practice and mindful living for a new generation of meditators.