Welcome to the Frederick Meditation Center, A Community for Compassion & Insight

The Frederick Meditation Center offers a variety of donation-based 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. Our mission is to help cultivate 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. We are located in downtown Frederick above The Tasting Room at 1 West Church Street, 3rd Floor.

Fall/Winter 2018 Programs

Jan. 9 - 30
7:00-8:30 PM


Start The New Year in Peace!

Relaxation & Meditation for Complete Beginners: 4 Week Course

Our Flagship Introductory Course with author & founder Heather Stang. 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.

frederick meditaiton center founder Heather Stang

January 12
11:15-12:00 PM EST


Yoga for the Special Child Workshop

This therapeutic workshop is for children of all ages with or at risk for special needs including developmental and physical diagnoses, as well as their siblings. Yoga for the Special child can increase motor skills, balance and coordination, and strength and flexibility, while also improving self-regulation, concentration, social skills, and friendship. In this workshop, children will learn yoga poses and breaths while parents relax in a nearby room. Taught by Adaptive Yoga teacher and former special education teacher, Christine Dance, classes are designed to incorporate social skills and friendship and increase feelings of confidence and well-being. Workshop is $27- contact resilienceyogamd@gmail.com to sign up or for more information.

Feb. 6 - Mar. 27
7:30-9:00 PM


Mindfulness Meditation for Anxiety & Stress

8 Week Course With Book Discussion. Each of us experience stress in one-way or another throughout our lives, and lately everyone is talking about the benefits of meditation in reducing this stress. Using Jon Kabat-Zinn's book Full Catastrophe Living as a practical guide, you will learn how to meditate and the science behind why it works. This class is designed for anyone that would like to learn how to used meditation and mindfulness in their daily lives, as well as deepen their understanding of what mindfulness is and how it works.

Weekly Drop-in Classes & Groups

No RSVP Required: Just Show Up!
Your Donation of $10-20 to each Teacher is Appreciated

9:30-11:30 AM


Insight Meditation Group

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 meditation class

7:00 PM - 8:10 PM

*Through December 10th. Will restart January - Check Back!

Deepening Insight, Kindness & Well-Being through Mindful Awareness

Join a caring community of friends who wish to engage in ongoing meditation and contemplative practice. The intention of this group is to explore teachings and practices that help us embody a more wakeful life. Led by Regina Flanigan, a co-founder and practicing therapist at the Center for Mind-Body Therapies. She is in year two of a Mindfulness Teacher Certificate Training with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield.

1st & 3rd
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dharma Book Club

Open your mind and heart to the diverse selection of dharma related material that can bring more insight into your life.   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 Meditation with Anthony!

Ray Manyoky

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Mindfulness Meditation Group

Get the most out of the brain you have & learn the science of mindfulness 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-Zinn.

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

*Starting September 7th

Heart Practices Meditation

A path to positivity and an alternative to the bar scene for Friday Nights.  Experience the mindfulness practices of loving-kindness, compassion, appreciative joy, and equanimity represent the most beautiful and hopeful aspects of our human nature by transforming the turbulent heart into a calm refuge of focused awareness.

Ray Manyoky