IThe 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. Drop in classes are offered on Sunday year-round, and on Thursday Nights from September to June. Specialty workshops and programs are offered year-round, and private meditation and yoga therapy sessions can be scheduled with our founder, Heather Stang. 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.
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.
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.
4 Wednesdays with Jerry Webster, based on the book by Pema Chödrön. We live in difficult times with uncertainty. Why shouldn’t we cling to familiar patterns and habits if they provide us some degree of certainty? Because, as Pema Chodron teaches, that kind of fear-based clinging keeps us from the infinitely more satisfying experience of being completely alive. The teachings presented in this course, known as the three commitments, which are based on the original teachings of the Buddha, provide a path to enter more fully into one’s life.
Release Stress & Tension – Live Fully Once More. Sensations in your body are often reflective of what is happening in your life. Shoulder tension, neck pain, stiff joints, and more may be signs that you are carrying around unhealthy stress. Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy combines awareness of sensation with bodywork and compassionate diaglogue – designed to help you explore and release physical tension so you can live life fully once more.