Keep Calm and Carry On: The Power of Equanimity in Dangerous Times
Open Community Practice and Dharma Talk
with Manny Mansbach
Wednesday, November 15, 2023; 7:00-8:30pm
Suggested donation: $7-25*
In-person/hybrid at IWM in Eastworks
Practice together remotely with other sangha members in a relaxed online atmosphere (7:00) and enjoy a dharma talk (7:35).
IN-PERSON LOCATION: IWM at Eastworks; 116 Pleasant St, Suite 242, Easthampton, MA
Chairs and cushions available.
Please bring your own covered water bottle.
• Masks required for participants (N95, KN95, Kf94 preferred). Masks optional for the teacher if the teacher tests negative on the day of the offering.
• If you have COVID concerns (new symptoms or think you've been exposed), please stay home.
• Field Control Trio Plus portable air purifier will be running (H13 HEPA with an ultraviolet light component).
Manny Mansbach has been practicing Insight Meditation since 1980. He is a graduate of Spirit Rock Meditation Center’s Community Dharma Leader Program, and has decades of experience as a mindfulness-based psychotherapist working with couples, a teacher of therapists in training, and a social activist. 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. He is passionate about integrating the wise speech teachings of the Buddha with western-based practices of skillful communication. For Manny's website visit mannymansbach.com.
*If you have the means, please consider a donation tonight. Dana, which is the ancient Pali word for “generosity”, is a fundamental aspect of the Buddha’s teachings. Our teachers have historically received 60% of the dana given for dharma talks, and while this is still true, since the pandemic, we do make sure teachers receive a minimum guaranteed amount. Insight Western Mass operates entirely on the sangha's acts of generosity. Those who donate more are helping to make the center accessible to all. Everyone is welcome to all of our offerings regardless of ability to donate.
You 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