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.
New Classes with Manny in downtown Brattleboro:
Five Recollections and Five Invitations: Exploring Vulnerability, Letting Go, Spiritual Urgency, and Living Fully
Wed eves from 6:15-7:45pm, Feb 19th through March 25th. This course will use Frank Ostaseski’s rich book The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully.
The suggested donation for the course is $120-150, according your ability and inclination, preferably payable at the first class. (If it is better for you to spread out the donation, please feel welcome to do so.)
For more info or to register, please email Manny: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monthly Saturday Morning Sangha in Brattleboro with Manny!
You are invited to join the monthly downtown Brattleboro Saturday Morning Sangha from 9:45-11:30. This is 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. Join other sincere practitioners to co-create a rich tapestry of dharma and skillful integrative practice in a beautiful space with views of the Connecticut River!
The format is an evolving blend of sitting practice, mindful movement, dharma talks and discussion, and chanting. Each season we will contemplate a 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. All are welcome regardless of capacity to contribute financially.
Where? The Saturday Sangha will be held from 9:45-11:30am in Room #613 in the Hooker-Dunham building in 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. Chairs and cushions are available.
2020 dates are as follows:
Jan. 25 Feb. 22 March 21 April 18 May 16
Feel free to email me if you have questions…or if you would like to be added to the email list for Brattleboro teachings.
I look forward to seeing you on Saturday mornings!
Insight (Vipassana) Meditation
in Bellows Falls with Manny:
2020 meeting schedule: I am pausing this group for now. Stay tuned for classes, half-day retreats and more.
For more information or to be added to the email notification list 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.