• $205.00 – Residential Stay
    plus dana (offered at the end of the retreat) to the teacher and to Heartwood. You can read more about the practice of dana here.
  • $69.00 – Commuter Option
    plus dana (offered at the end of the retreat) to the teacher and to Heartwood. You can read more about the practice of dana here.


Date & Time Details: Opening Day: check in is between 3-5pm, with orientation at 5:30pm and supper at 6pm. Closing Day: ends at 11am.

Location: Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center

Address: 159 Osceola Rd Hendersonville, NC 28739


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Come Back to Your Senses ~ Retreat Scholarship Eligible

with Nick Kranz

October 8 - 10, 2021

In this retreat, we will learn techniques for bringing our meditation
practice to our sense perceptions, allowing ourselves to be more
present, more of the time, and thus to enjoy and appreciate our lives
more fully.

In difficult times it’s easy for us to be overwhelmed by our thinking
processes.  In this retreat we will learn how to stop trying to escape
or change the thoughts and feelings that arise in our experience, and
instead to see them from a different perspective, one that brings
equity to our other senses, and helps us return to feeling like we are
part of nature.

Whether you are new to meditation or an experienced meditator, these
teachings will help you deepen your ability to be fully present for
your life.

We will learn how to connect with the senses on the spot, in everyday
life. Through an understanding of sensory awareness, we will learn to
see thoughts as clouds in the sky of the senses.



Nick Kranz
Nick Kranz is an experienced and dynamic meditation teacher with a passion for sharing authentic wisdom. He’s interested in social innovation, cultural transformation, and collaborative business that positively impacts society. He has Studied with Khenpo Tsultirm Gyampsto Rinpoche, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Khandro Rinpoche, as well as many other western and Tibetan Teachers, receiving the traditional Tibetan Teachings as well as the Shambhala Teachings in depth. After 20 years of deep training in the practice of meditation, Nick has a profound belief in everyone’s potential to explore and benefit from the practice, and is devoted to guiding people along the…
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