Manny Mansbach teaches Insight (Vipassana) Meditation with Vermont Insight Meditation Center 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.

What’s New:

Manny’s Fall Classes at Vermont Insight:

Skillful Speech Workshop and Practice Group

Along with some teaching about principles and strategies of skillful speech, these inquiries into Wise or Skillful Speech will be structured as practice groups.  New and repeat participants will have the opportunity to gain confidence internalizing the core building blocks of skillful speech—speaking what is true, what promotes harmony, is spoken with care, and is timely and beneficial—in order to apply them to real life situations with family, friends, co-workers, and those with differing viewpoints.
Our practice will be grounded in Assertive Nonviolence, a way of communicating based in empathy and respect for all beings that draws on the Buddha’s instructions on Wise Speech and the nonviolence teachings of Gandhi, King and others, as well as contemporary tools like Nonviolent Communication and Manny’s extensive experience as a couples therapist and group leader. Throughout, we will emphasize the value of sangha in nurturing Wise Speech.

Three Wednesday evenings: 6:00-7:30pm, November 28th, December 5th and 12th

register here: https://vermontinsight.org/dharma-courses/


Insight (Vipassana) Meditation Group
in Bellows Falls led by Manny:

2018 meeting schedule:  (all Thursday evenings, mostly 2nd and 4th Thursdays)

November 8th and 29th

December 6th and 13th

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.
click for directions

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.


Manny’s Sunday Morning Teaching Schedule at Vermont Insight Meditation Center in Brattleboro:

Each Sunday from 10am-12 Vermont Insight offers meditation and teachings. Here are the upcoming Sundays that Manny will be leading the program:

November 4th

December 2nd





directions to Vermont Insight Sunday sessions and classes



Prayer Flags in AnnapurnasThe 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.
          Attention. Attention.

Manny Mansbach

phone: 802 490 4599 email:satisukha@gmail.com