Welcome To The Frederick Meditation Center!
The Frederick Meditation Center is located in downtown Frederick, MD just above The Tasting Room restaurant. We welcome new and experienced meditators, and offer a variety of meditation classes and workshops. If you are new to meditation don't worry - we were new once too - and will take the time to make you feel welcome, and answer any questions you have.
Specialty workshops and programs are offered year-round, and private meditation and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy sessions can be scheduled with our founder, Heather Stang. We are grateful you have found us, and welcome you into the community!
Start Date of March 15 Postponed Due To Weather! Still time to register for the new March 22nd start date! 5 Week Course with Jerry Webster. In terms of attending a meditation course, in addition to relaxation, we may be looking for inspiration, energy, and the confidence to go froward on a more spiritual path – or simply enough energy to make it through another week. Perkiness and joy inspire a certain sparkiness, healthiness, and cheerfulness. We could have a genuine sense of humor. The Joy of Living course is an exploration of genuine, joyful energy, of bravery and celebration, which would be helpful and practical for many of us. This program is open to both new and long-time meditation practitioners. It will allow participants to begin a new practice or to deepen one if one has already established a practice.
Less Anxiety. More Peace! Learn how to focus your mind, relax your body, and cultivate a calm and peaceful presence. The Meditation Class for Beginners is led by the Frederick Meditation Center’s founder and author of Mindfulness & Grief, Heather Stang.
Some call this soul work, others refer to it as seeking their higher selves. Interfaith spiritual direction is the exploration and development of one’s spirit or philosophy. Over 6 weeks, through meditation, poetry and readings from different spiritual traditions we will converse and companion each other in exploring our personal belief system and how it impacts our lives. What does it mean to have faith and to be spiritual no matter what we believe or whether we currently have a religious affiliation? Do we have a personal theology or philosophy that brings us joy, peace and solace during difficult times? Join Juliana Perez, who has been leading mindfulness meditation, spiritual and grief groups in the Seattle area for over 20 years. In addition to having a master’s degree in social work (MSW), Juliana received a certification in Interfaith Spiritual Direction from the Chaplaincy Institute, an interfaith seminary, in Berkeley.
Offered Weekly By Donation ($10-$20 Suggested). The class begins with a period of lightly guided meditation, which is followed by a period of sharing and discussion about mindfulness and Buddhist principles. The class closes with a period of silent meditation, which may be practiced seated or walking. Led by Adam Silcott, an affiliate teacher with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington.
Drop In! All Visitors Are Welcome. The Dharma Book Study Group will read and examine literature that presents the Dharma in a way that relates to our lived lives. We use the phrase “read and examine” because we are not reading books for truth as much for insight about the nature of our lives in particular and human experience in general. So we read and question the texts to gain knowledge and understanding of things that can bring about a greater flourishing of our lives.