Learn To Meditate!
Welcome to the Frederick Meditation Center, A Community for Compassion & Insight
The Frederick Meditation Center offers a variety of meditation classes and workshops designed to help you cultivate peace, compassion, and equanimity. We welcome all people, and offer teachings that will help you reduce the anxiety and stress that comes from simply being human. There are many ways to participate - from group meditation classes and book study groups, to private, one-on-one meditation coaching and yoga therapy. Our goal is to create a community of awakened hearts and minds. 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 safe. Join us just above The Tasting Room restaurant at the corner of Church and Market Streets in downtown Frederick, MD.
Ongoing Classes & Groups
Drop-in meditation class with Adam Silcott. Beginning & Experienced Meditators Welcome!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 book discussion group with Ray Manyoky. Explore the path to mindful living in this community book discussion group within a like-minded community. Each month the club will discuss a selected book over two meetings. The reading schedule is posted in advance, however you do not have to read the book to attend. Stay after for the Tuesday Night Drop-in Mindfulness Mashup Group!
Drop-in meditation class with Anthony Dominic Chielli. All are welcome! No experience necessary. Experience a variety of mindfulness-based meditation techniques, which will vary from week to week, designed to inspire you both on the cushion and in your daily life. Anthony Dominic Chielli was inspired by teachings from his Buddhist uncle, which led him to take a course in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR), developed by John Kabat-Zin.
An ongoing offering to help you cope with grief throughout the year with Heather Stang, Author of Mindfulness & Grief. The Meditation For Grief Workshop is open to people who are grieving the death of a loved one, are experiencing anticipatory grief and/or have a loved one on Hospice care.
The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff: Pages 1-90. The Frederick Dharma Book Club meets on the first and third Tuesday of every month from 6:00 to 6:50pm. Each month the club will discuss a selected book. The goal is to open your minds and hearts to the diverse selection of dharma related material. Even if you have not read the book, please come and enjoy the evening. The discussion is open to all who are interested in learning more about the dharma and how these valuable teachings can make us more aware and bring more insight into our lives.
Form a Solid Foundation for Your Meditation Practice. The surface instruction for mindfulness practice is to “be here now.” But there is a lot happening in each moment! Learning to discern the four foundations of mindfulness: body, feelings, mind & dharma, will help you deepen your practice and develop wisdom. This is an excellent follow-up to the four week Meditation for Beginners course led by Heather Stang or people new to meditation who want to develop a regular practice.
Four Days Of Practice Designed To Last A Lifetime! During this four-day boot camp style introduction, you will learn basic mindfulness techniques and discuss how they can reduce your stress and increase compassion. Home practice assignments will help you incorporate mindfulness into your lifestyle. In addition to feeling better, your body will be better equipped to fight off illness.
Learn How To Have Less Anxiety & More Peace! Learn how to focus your mind, relax your body, and cultivate a calm and peaceful presence in this 4 week introductory course. This is perfect if you have wanted to try meditation, but are not sure where to start. The Meditation Class for Beginners is led by the Frederick Meditation Center’s founder and author of Mindfulness & Grief, Heather Stang, and features an online learning component with guided meditations for home practice.