Meditation Instruction

“Meditation teaches us that it’s possible to rest in the reality of the present and not get so caught in the thoughts and ideas that we have.”                           –Jack Kornfield

 

I teach Insight or Vipassana Meditation, primarily with Vermont Insight Meditation Center (VIMC), in Neighbors Hall at Solar Hill in Brattleboro, VT. You can peruse all of VIMC’s offerings and sign up to receive email notifications by going to the VIMC website.  I teach some Sunday mornings from 10-am-noon (see my home page for upcoming dates) and lead classes that meet on weekday evenings. You can register for VIMC classes online.

I also lead an independent meditation group that meets on 2nd and 4th Thursday evenings at 6:45 pm at the Immanuel Episcopal Church Chapel in Bellows Falls, VT.  More information about this group is on my home page.

At times, I will guest teach for other meditation communities in New England and New York.

I love teaching, especially witnessing students deepening in mindfulness, seeing more clearly and learning to love themselves and others more deeply. I am touched when I see the caring and community that develops between people when they undertake dharma practice together. Teaching is a gift to me, and part of how I make sure I never stop being a student myself.

Manny sitting by Lake Manosarovar

“Try to be mindful, and let things take their natural course. Then your mind will become still in any surroundings, like a clear forest pool. All kinds of wonderful, rare animals will come to drink at the pool, and you will clearly see the nature of things. You will see many strange and wonderful things come and go, but you will be still. This is the happiness of the Buddha.”

— Ajahn Chah

Manny Mansbach

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