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!
Weekly 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 with Anthony Dominic Chielli. All are welcome! No experience necessary. Each class begins with an inspirational reading, followed by a period of sitting meditation focused on the breath, to both center ourselves and quiet our thoughts. The group will also discuss a variety of meditation techniques, which will very from week to week, designed to be used in 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.
Upcoming Meditation Classes & Workshops
Monthly Meditation for Grief Workshop. You may be familiar by now with the physical, emotional, and psychological stress that are the unfortunate side effects of grief. Left unchecked, this constant exposure to fight-flight-freeze can compromise your health. The good news is that the practice of the Relaxation Response can actually reverse the negative impact of stress on your body, improve your overall sense of wellbeing, and even reduce your genetic predisposition to stress-related illnesses (Benson, 2010). During this one hour workshop, you will have the opportunity to practice deep relaxation, offering self-care and kindness to you and your grieving body.
Evening Class To Help You Reduce Stress & Cultivate 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, and features an online learning component with guided meditations for home practice.
Monthly Meditation for Grief Workshop. The holidays are stressful enough when you are not grieving. If you have experienced a major loss, this holiday season will be different than the last, and whether you share your grief openly, or keep things to yourself, managing your internal and external struggles will be less challenging once you master a few basic coping skills and plan how you want to approach the holidays. During this workshop, we will explore how you can manage the painful and mixed feelings that accompany grief, maintain your physical health, and explore how new and old traditions and rituals can support you during this tough time.