Nick Kranz was appointed as a Shastri (Senior Buddhist Teacher) by his teacher and head of the Shambhala Buddhist lineage Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in 2013. Nick 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.
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 path with friendliness and skill.
Nick developed the practice of social meditation, which is practiced in Shambhala centers around the globe. He has worked with youth development in the Shambhala sangha for the last decade.
Nick speaks in front of hundreds at universities, hospitals, businesses, and online. His humor and relaxation inspire people to come into the present moment and enjoy.
Words from Friends
I have complete confidence in Nick as a skillful, insightful, and generous meditation instructor. Beyond his rigorous training in the study and practice of the discipline, he understands how to apply it to a fast-paced workplace to boost creativity, intelligence, and fearlessness in response to a changing environment.
New York Times bestselling author and Buddhist teacher
As a beginner to the study of meditation, I found Nick’s method of mindfulness meditation to be a perfect introduction. His teaching guided the class in their ability to focus, and the practice sessions were wonderful. It became easier to disregard distractions and join in the peaceful atmosphere of the class. I would recommend Nick Kranz’s classes to anyone interested in stress management and meditation.
Judith E. Patterson
Director of Human Resources
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
I have been studying meditation for the last three years and Nick has been one of the best teachers that I have met. His teaching style is down to earth, easy to access, yet deeply reflective. Nick combines his deep understanding of meditation with patience and humor to make it fun, educational and helpful for everyone in his class.
Nick Kranz is very experienced in the practice and teaching of meditation for stress reduction. I have personally found his instruction extremely beneficial, and recommend his class for anyone looking to improve how well they deal with stress.
Paul Greene, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist and teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction