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!


Meditation For Beginners

Start date: May 11, 2017

End date: June 1, 2017

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Location: Frederick Meditation Center

Meditation Classes for Beginners

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.

How To Meditate Workshop

Date: June 19, 2017

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Frederick Meditation Center

One Evening Workshop with Jerry Webster. All are welcome. This program is open to both new and long-time meditation practitioners.  Participants may begin a new practice or to deepen an already established practice.  In this one evening, we will focus on attitude, posture, breathing, and thinking within the context of the meditation practice. It is about working with techniques that will allow one to enter one’s life more fully through the benefits of a mindfulness practice.

Four Buddhist Foundations of Mindfulness

Start date: June 14, 2017

End date: July 12, 2017

Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Location: Frederick Meditation Center

The Power of Being Present! 4 week course with Jerry Webster. Each week participants will be introduced to a new foundation of Mindfulness. Meditation practice between classes is highly encouraged. It is an easy practice—just being—but as in any practice, one has to practice to learn what one is doing. Course schedule:

  • Week 1: Mindfulness of Body:  It is learning to relax into one’s body.  We are not simply talking heads.
  • Week 2: Mindfulness of Survival:  We breathe.  We use our breath to remain in the present.  Our breath is always there until it isn’t.
  • Week 3: Mindfulness of Effort:  There has to be a light effort to open awareness.  Yes, it is more than being a couch potato.
  • Week 4: Mindfulness of Mind:  Now or Not Now or Now.  We can awake with precision to all aspects of our life.

Sunday Morning Drop-In Buddhist Meditation Group

Start date: August 28, 2016

End date: August 28, 2017

Time: 9:30-11:30am

Location: Frederick Meditation Center

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.

Sunday Afternoon Dharma Book Study Group

Start date: January 1, 2017

End date: August 31, 2017

Time: 1:00 - 2:30pm

Location: Frederick Meditation Center

weekly meditation classes

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.