• $152.00 – Zoom 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: Retreatants will receive Zoom link via email

Location: Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center

Address: 159 Osceola Rd Hendersonville, NC 28739


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Metabolizing Emotion: The Art of Being in Touch With Yourself ~ Zoom Retreat ~ Scholarship Eligible

with Nick Kranz

April 15 - 18, 2021

Instructions drawn from the practice of Social Meditation, which Nick developed, will aid the practitioner in taking the benefits of meditation off the cushion and into their daily life. Whether we are alone or in small circles, interacting on Zoom or in person, and even if we’re by ourselves, having instructions on how to bring the natural dignity of our embodiment, the healthfulness of being in touch with emotions as they manifest in our body, and the vision in which courage and tenderness are inseparable become ways in which we can metabolize emotion, find sustainable resilience, and communicate in a way that is clear and genuine, so that we can be of benefit to ourselves and others.

In addition to providing a valuable skill set for working with and metabolizing our own emotions, and taking practice off the cushion into our daily lives in all of the ways described, this weekend retreat will give practitioners a small taste of the full practice of Social Meditation, which will be offered in person at a later date.



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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