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.
New Course Starts May 17th at VIMC in Brattleboro
Skillful Speech for Life’s Challenging Conversations: What Would the Buddha Say?
“It is spoken at the right time. It is spoken in truth. It is spoken affectionately. It is spoken beneficially. It is spoken with a mind of good-will.” -The Buddha
From a foundation of loving awareness, this class aims to strengthen our capacity to attune to what is true for us in each moment, and to gain confidence in translating this knowing into skillful, compassionate speech. With the support of the Three Jewels, we can develop trust in our ability to distinguish between speech that leads to happiness and freedom and communication that increases suffering.
Together we will explore the power of assertive nonviolence, a way of communicating that is based in empathy and respect for all beings, and is consistent with our highest aspirations and the teachings of the Buddha. Class time will consist of group silent meditation practice, examining teachings on wise speech, discussions, experiential exercises and practice promoting skillful speech. Between classes dharma talks and readings will be assigned.
“Words of love, tenderness, and kindness are urgently needed in a world saturated by so many unwise and divisive words. The realization of peace in our world, our communities, families, and relationships rests upon each of us learning to speak with wisdom.” -Christina Feldman
Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30pm, Neighbors Hall
May 17-June 14 (5 weeks)
register here: https://vermontinsight.org/dharma-courses/
Manny’s Sunday Morning Teaching Schedule at Vermont Insight 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:
June 11th–Daylong. Details to follow.
Insight (Vipassana) Meditation Group
in Bellows Falls
led by Manny:
2017 meeting schedule: (all Thursday evenings, mostly 2nd and 4th Thursdays)
May 4th (note 1st Thurs) and 25th
June 8th and 15th (note 3rd Thurs.)
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.
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.