Open Community Practice and Dharma Talk
"The Treasure of Contentment"
with Manny Mansbach
Wednesday, December 29, 2021; 7:00-8:30pm
Suggested donation: $7-25*
Practice together remotely with other sangha members in a relaxed online atmosphere (7:00) and enjoy a dharma talk (7:35).
Manny Mansbach has been practicing and studying Insight
Meditation since 1980. He is a graduate both of Spirit Rock Meditation
Center’s Dedicated Practitioner Program and its Community Dharma Leader
Program, and is the former Director of the Center for Somatic
Psychotherapy in San Francisco. In recent years, Manny has spent many
months in silent meditation retreats, and has practiced and been on
pilgrimage in India, Tibet, Nepal, Burma and Thailand. In addition to
studying with revered western Insight Meditation teachers, he has also
been influenced by Dzogchen and the teachings of Adyashanti. Manny is
committed to helping people remember and express their basic goodness,
and to gain confidence in the beauty and power of the Buddha’s teachings
of profound understanding and boundless kindness. One of his greatest
interests is applying the Buddha’s Middle Way to the area of
communication, integrating the core skill of nonviolent assertion and
learning to speak from wisdom and with kindness. For Manny's website
you have the means, please consider a donation tonight. We operate
entirely on the sangha's acts of generosity. Your donation will help us
meet the minimum payment for the teacher and provide some support to the
ongoing operations of the sangha as well. Everyone is welcome at all of
our events, regardless of ability to donate. Therefore, those who
donate more are helping to make the center accessible to all.
A note about dana for Wednesday night Dharma talks: Our
teachers receive 60% of the dana given for Wednesday night Dharma
talks, as they traditionally have. That said, since the pandemic, dana
given for Dharma talks has decreased. As a result, IWM now provides
teachers with a minimum guaranteed amount. If you wish to give
additional dana solely to the teacher for this Dharma talk, there will
be an opportunity later in the process below.
can give online or send checks to Insight Western Mass, 116 Pleasant Street, Suite
242, Easthampton, MA 01027. FYI: we check for mail once per week.
Dial in by phone for audio only: Call (646) 558-8656. Meeting ID: 943 156 1684. Password: 242