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.
Spring 2019 Programs
Relaxation & Meditation for Complete Beginners
Our Flagship Introductory 4-Week 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.
Self-Compassion As Self-Care Retreat
Saturday Day-Long Retreat. Tending to our own suffering with kindness is often placed on the back burner. Some of us can’t even imagine what it would be like to have the time, energy, and wherewithal to take care of ourselves - especially during life challenges, loss, and grief. Facilitated by Heather Stang, author of Mindfulness & Grief, this event includes meditation, gentle movement, and journaling. Lunch is provided!
Living a Life with Appreciative Joy
2 Hour Workshop with Meditation, Journaling & Community Connection. The practice of Appreciative Joy relates to our capacity to celebrate, honor, and rejoice in the happiness and well-being of another. During this Workshop, Ray will to share with you teachings of the Buddha and practical tips that will help you think about your life and your friendships, and to really understand what brings you joy and happiness in order to reduce your distress, agitation and suffering.
Introduction to Reiki
Thinking of Trying Out a Reiki Session or Becoming a Practitioner? Try It On For Size & Get Your Questions Answered. Although Reiki is one of the fastest growing complementary/alternative wellness practices around the world, many of us still have questions. During this special workshop, you will explore the principles of Reiki, understand exactly what the different "levels" mean, and experience a Reiki Circle including a brief guided meditation and optional Reiki treatments.
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.
Mindfulness & Insight Practice Group
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!
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.
Open Your Heart & Deepen Your Capacity to Heal.Healing Circles help us step into a safe environment with the intention to explore our individual ability to heal while offering support to others on their healing journey.
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.