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.
Announcing a new monthly Saturday Morning Sangha in Brattleboro with Manny
I’m pleased to announce that beginning June 22 I’ll start leading a monthly downtown Brattleboro Saturday Morning Sangha from 9:45-11:30. I am really looking forward to offering an ongoing space for people to come together in a dharma context where we can consciously explore the intersection of awareness practice and living skillfully in our challenging world. Per the Buddha’s instructions, a holistic practice is one where mindfulness is directed internally, externally, and both internally and externally. We will investigate together what this means for us at this time in our lives and in history.
The format will be an evolving blend of sitting practice, mindful movement, chanting, dharma talks and discussion. There will be a seasonal theme that will be carried over a few months, giving time for people to apply the teachings to their home practice and deepen the learning.
No pre-registration or commitment to ongoing attendance is required. There is a suggested donation range of $12-20, according to your own means and inclination of heart.No one will be turned away for lack of funds. If you are able to sponsor someone who is short on funds, please let me know. If you would are in a position where it would be helpful for you to be matched (anonymously) with a donor, please let me know.
The Saturday Sangha will be held from 9:45-11:30am in Room #613 in the Hooker-Dunham buildingin downtown Brattleboro. Enter the Hooker-Dunham Building by walking down the alley between Renaissance Fine Jewelry on your left and Gallery in the Woods on the right. The door to enter the building is on the right at street level. Once inside, go up the flight of stairs that begins just to your left and then turn left at the top of the stairs. Room #613 will be right there. Because of the new carpet, there is no eating in the room, and only closed water bottles are permitted.
The dates are as follows (and will soon be posted on my website):
Feel free to email me if you have questions….
I look forward to seeing you on Saturday mornings!
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.
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.