Program Details

Our Original Playground

with Nicholas Kranz
June 1 / 9:00 AM - June 1 / 4:00 PM

Ipswhich River Wildlife Sanctuary: Please register for arrival information!

"This world of water, trees, rocks, sky, and earth is our heritage. This natural wonderment is our original playground." - Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Aspiration of Shambhala

With the demands and stimulation of the modern lifestyle, we often find being in nature to be a mirror that shows us how we either idealize nature, or feel alienated from it.


This one-day outdoor retreat will explore the experience of resting our minds naturally in an outdoor setting. Utilizing a variety of experiential exercises, including meditation practice, listening and tuning into the world around us, opening our sense faculties, and exloring the world with child-like wonder, this retreat offers a wonderful opportunity to spend a day outside. We will learn how to directly connect our senses to the natural world around us.


This program reoccurs seasonally, so please join us again for the next season's session!

Shastri Nicholas Kranz has been practicing and studying meditation for fifteen years, and teaching meditation for nine years in a variety of settings — including Shambhala Centers, universities and hospitals, adult education and investment firms. He is the founder of Mindful in the Midst, which offers on-site training in mindfulness meditation for organizations and individuals. Nicholas is a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and lives and works in Boston, MA. 

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