Rockland Shambala to offer eight week Social Meditation class

Posted:  Monday, February 26, 2018 - 9:15am

ROCKLAND – On Monday, March 12 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., Maggie Karoff and Beverly Feldt will launch a new community offering, “Social Meditation” at Rockland Shambhala, 16 School Street, Rockland. The Social Meditation Group will run for eight weeks, and it is open to the public by drop-in donation.

Social Meditation is a powerful practice that guides participants in developing a culture of "nowness" and a space to relate authentically with one another. It was developed by Shastri Nick Kranz, under the mentorship of Acharya Adam Lobel and is currently practiced at Shambhala Centers around the world. Group sessions include sitting meditation, Social Meditation, and tea and socializing. Participants explore what it feels like to speak and listen from present moment experience with bravery and vulnerability. Participants of all ages, backgrounds, and spiritual traditions are welcome. No prior meditation experience required.

Maggie Karoff first practiced Social Meditation at the Boston Shambhala Meditation Center in 2013. Beverly Feldt was introduced to Social Meditation through a weekend retreat with Shastri Nick Kranz at Rockland Shambhala in September, 2017.

Rockland Shambhala is affiliated with Shambhala International, a non-profit organization with more than 200 Shambhala Meditation Centers worldwide. Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist master, founded Shambhala in the United States in 1970.

For more information, visit or contact Lindsay Crawford at or (207) 594-1694.

Event Dates: 
Mon, 03/12/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Mon, 03/19/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Mon, 03/26/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Mon, 04/02/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Mon, 04/09/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Mon, 04/16/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Mon, 04/23/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Mon, 04/30/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Event Location: 
Rockland Shambhala, 16 School Street, Rockland
Contact Name: 
Lindsey Crawford
Contact Phone: 
(207) 594-1694