Manny Mansbach teaches Insight (Vipassana) Meditation in Vermont 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 a time it continues to be! I hope your meditation practice continues to support you in staying loving, balanced and clear in these very challenging times. I’m cheering you and all beings on!
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Upcoming Class: WiseKind Speech in A World of Conflict
Four Tuesday eves September 6th-27th, 6:30-8:00pm
Held live/in-person at Insight Western Mass in Easthampton, MA
“It is spoken at the right time. It is spoken in truth. It is spoken affectionately. It is spoken benefically. It is spoken with a mind of good-will.” -The Buddha
In a world filled with acrimony and division, there is an ever-growing need for clear, firm, gentle communication. From a foundation of loving awareness, this class aims to strengthen our capacity to attune to what is most true for us in each moment, to gain confidence in translating this knowing into wise, compassionate speech, and to support internalizing the core building blocks of skillful speech.
In addition to the Buddha’s powerful instructions for Wise Speech, we will utilize Nonviolent Assertion, a way of communicating grounded in empathy and respect for all beings, supported by contemporary tools like Compassionate Communication, and Manny’s extensive experience as a couples therapist and group leader. Throughout, we will emphasize the primacy of caring sangha in nurturing Skillful Speech.
“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 rest upon each of us learning to speak with wisdom.” -Christina Feldman
Second Saturday Sangha
Held on Zoom until further notice!
9:45-11:15am ET, by donation
Manny Mansbach is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Time: Sep 10, 2022 09:45 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Every month on the Second Sat, until Dec 10, 2022, 4 occurrence(s)
Sep 10, 2022 09:45 AM
Oct 8, 2022 09:45 AM
Nov 12, 2022 09:45 AM
Dec 10, 2022 09:45 AM
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 862 2825 4219
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 at 9:45am!
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.