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!


A Path To Inner Peace

Start date: April 26, 2017

End date: May 31, 2017

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Location: Frederick Meditation Center

Some call this soul work, others refer to it as seeking their higher selves. Interfaith spiritual direction is the exploration and development of one’s spirit or philosophy.  Over 6 weeks, through meditation, poetry and readings from different spiritual traditions we will converse and companion each other in exploring our personal belief system and how it impacts our lives. What does it mean to have faith and to be spiritual no matter what we believe or whether we currently have a religious affiliation? Do we have a personal theology or philosophy that brings us joy, peace and solace during difficult times? Join Juliana Perez, who has been leading mindfulness meditation, spiritual and grief groups in the Seattle area for over 20 years. In addition to having a master’s degree in social work (MSW), Juliana received a certification in Interfaith Spiritual Direction from the Chaplaincy Institute, an interfaith seminary, in Berkeley. 

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.

Finding Your Inner Compass

Start date: May 8, 2017

End date: June 19, 2017

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Frederick Meditation Center

6 Week Course with Juliana Perez. Can spirituality be an adventure? Can we breathe new life into a stale belief system? So many of us arrive in adulthood still searching for meaning and connection. Using Elizabeth Lesser’s book, The Seeker’s Guide, as a compass, we will explore how to integrate mind, heart, body and soul in this human experience. Through meditation, contemplation and discussion, we will explore different wisdom traditions and practices that may provide an inner guide on our spiritual journey.

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.

Daytime Meditation Class for Beginners: 4 Week Course

Start date: June 22, 2017

End date: July 20, 2017

Time: 10:30 am - 12 noon

Location: Frederick Meditation Center

Less Anxiety. More Peace! (No Class July 6th). 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.

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.