Social Meditation Retreat-Social Resonance; Remaining Awake in Difficult Times

with Shastri Nick Kranz

March 3rd

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  • $25 Suggested Amount
  • $65 Sponsor Amount
  • Or pay what you can afford

Social Meditation is a group practice that facilitates creating a culture of nowness, by bringing the wisdom of meditation into the vibrancy of social interaction.  It is practiced several times a month in our Nashville sangha as an ongoing form of leadership development and community building.

We will create a safe space to be our authentic selves together. 

This practice is open to everyone of all ages. We will practice sitting meditation and social meditation with talks and experiential exercises.

If you're new to Social Meditation, this day long retreat is an opportunity to get introduced to this practice. If you have been doing social meditation as a practice, you will find this retreat an opportunity for a deep dive into the core of the practice.
Those who would like to start a group or deepen their skills in participating in a social meditation group, are equally encouraged to take this leap.  

Bring your own lunch for this day-long program.

Please come at 9:45 am to check in and get settled.  The program will begin at 10 am.

About the teacher

Shastri Nick Kranz has been a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche since 1997. He has developed an approach to cultural transformation with the practice of Social Meditation, and worked with Youth Leadership development in the Shambhala community for the last decade. He is interested in the intersection of social entrepreneurship, awakened intentional community, and collaborative right livelihood. You can see his teaching schedule and video blog at


Our Generosity Policy

We have a Generosity Policy to make our offerings available to all who wish to participate. If the program price is an obstacle for you, please consider what works for you in your current situation and offer as much of the program price as you can.

To receive the benefit of our generosity policy you must register in advance for your program. On your program page, click “CLICK HERE TO REGISTER” at the bottom of the page. Then on the Registration page, under “Pay what you can afford”, enter the amount you can afford. Fill in the personal information and click “SUBMIT”.

You are welcome to make several payments before your program.  We suggest an initial payment when you register and a final payment a few days before the program begins.

Nashville Shambhala is a non-profit run totally by volunteers. We depend on the participation and support of the community to offer our programs and events.

For those who can offer more than the program price, there is a patron price. Your generosity helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price.