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!
Caregiver Self-Care Workshop Series. The practice of mindfulness meditation can actually reverse the negative impact of stress on your body, cultivate more compassion for yourself and others, and even shrink your amygdala – the fear center of your brain.
Caregiver Self-Care Workshop Series. The Relaxation Response is a different – yet highly effective – way to reverse the negative effects of stress on your body. Accessed by a very simply meditation technique, the Relaxation Response evokes the physiological exact opposite of the stress response known as “fight or flight.” During this workshop, you will learn how to access to Relaxation Response for yourself, so you can cope with caregiver stress and live your life more fully!
Less Anxiety. More Peace! The four-week Meditation Class for Beginners is designed for people who are new to meditation and want to calm anxiety and reduce stress. Topics include cultivating focus, compassion, and equanimity. The Meditation Class for Beginners is led by the Frederick Meditation Center’s founder and author of Mindfulness & Grief, Heather Stang.
Cope With Life After Loss. In this class, you will learn gentle movement, meditation and guided relaxation techniques to help you manage the changes you are experiencing in your life and in your body. Book discussion combined will practical instruction will help you mindfully attend to your loss – which is not about denying pain, but rather about creating space in your heart and life to be present and nurture yourself no matter what arises. Limited to 8 participants.
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.
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.
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.