Manny Mansbach teaches Insight (Vipassana) Meditation in Brattleboro, VT, in Bellows Falls, VT and elsewhere in New England, and offers counseling and consultation for individuals, couples and organizations.
For his entire adult life, Manny has been keenly interested in nurturing and facilitating the connections between transformative inner work such as meditation and therapy, relational practices based in skillful communication, development of wholesome community, and nonviolent social transformation.
Insight (Vipassana) Meditation Group
in Bellows Falls led by Manny:
2019 meeting schedule: (all Thursday evenings, often but not always 2nd and 4th Thursdays)
June 20th and 27th (3rd and 4th Thursdays)
Sept 5th and 19th
All meetings 6:45-8 pm (6:30 for newcomers, beginners and socializing)
Immanuel Episcopal Church Chapel (The Stone Church on the Hill)
20 Church Street, just above downtown Bellows Falls.
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No pre-registration required. An ongoing, open group, consisting of silent meditation, dharma instruction and discussion.
$12 suggested donation. No one turned away for lack of funds.
For more information or to be added to the email notification list (usually sent out about 2-3 days before each meeting) please contact Manny Mansbach by email or phone: 802-490-4599.
Six-Week Class in Brattleboro with Manny beginning Wednesday April 24
Wise View: Understanding That Liberates
“Just as the dawn is the forerunner and precursor to the rising sun, so is right view the forerunner and precursor to the great fruit of the Four Noble Truths.” —the Buddha
The Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path begins and ends with Wise View. This path factor is the initial understanding that leads us to begin an inquiry into the heart and mind, stimulates diligent investigation into the way things are, and commits us to an approach to life that leads to transformative understanding of both the causes of suffering and the end of distress. Wise View involves no longer mistaking the unsatisfactory for the satisfactory, an experiential knowing of the law of karma, and a movement away from grasping. Wise View is the foundation of the whole path of meditation and dharma practice, and ultimately leads to an integrated understanding of the liberating teachings of the Buddha and the successful development of meditation and wisdom.
In this class we will utilize readings from Asian masters and contemporary western teachers, as well as online dharma talks from various teachers.
Hooker-Dunham Building, downtown Brattleboro
Suggested Class Donation: $120-150
to reserve a place in the class email Manny at email@example.com
The Zen master Ikkyu was once asked to write a distillation of the highest wisdom. He wrote only one word: Attention.
The visitor was displeased. “Is that all?”
So Ikkyu obliged him. Two words now.