Shastri Nick Kranz

Nick Kranz has been a student of Buddhism since 1997. He has developed an approach to cultural transformation with the practice of Social Meditation

Learn more at www.nickkranz.com.


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.

Skillful Guide

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. He has studied with Khenpo Tsultirm Gyamptso Rinpoche, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Khandro Rinpoche, and many other great Teachers.


Nick developed the practice of social meditation, which is practised in around the globe. He has trained hundreds of young leaders using this form of practice.

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.

Events with Shastri Nick Kranz

The Open Secret: Exploring Vajrayana Themes and How They Intersect with This Moment in History (Live Online)
September 7, 2020

We often hear that Shambhala teachings are inseparable from the highest vajrayana buddhist teachings, but what does this really mean? Tibet’s “secret” tradition of vajrayana Buddhism has now been translated into most languages of the western world, but its translation into our modern culture is still very much underway. In a time when humanity is struggling with issues of fair use of power and ensuring that all beings are treated equally with respect, how can we understand the vajrayana teachings with their profound transmission of our true nature–and it’s use of devotion and the Guru principle–to be accessible and compatible with…