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.

Free Classes for Furloughed Government Workers & Contractors:

All of the teachers at the Frederick Meditation Center welcome Furloughed Government Workers & Contractors in their classes at no charge, along with anyone else in the community facing financial hardships. This is our practice no matter what is happening in the world, no matter what. Please join us to find some peace during turbulent times! 

Winter 2019 Programs

Feb. 27
6:00-9:00 PM


Experience the Power of “Flow” to Reduce Stress & Cultivate Inner Peace

In this one-night workshop, you will use mandala-making as a springboard for connecting with your innate capacity to cultivate creativity and tranquility. After a group meditation, you will embark on a process-driven experience of creating your own completely personal mandala. And you won’t even have to destroy it when you’re done!

March 16
1:00-3:00 PM


Walking The Path with Gratitude Workshop

2 Hour Workshop with Meditation, Journaling & Community Connection. Gratitude practices help remind us what’s important, what’s positive in our lives, and how we can awaken our innate inner goodness. As we embrace the concept of gratitude, we learn that it encompasses both giving and receiving. Gratitude helps connect us to our family, our friends, and our community. Through gratitude, we can begin the transformation of cultivating an open and authentic heart, mind and body.

Ray Manyoky

Monday Evenings
March 25 - April 15
7:00 - 8:30 PM


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.

frederick meditaiton center founder Heather Stang

March 30, 2019
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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!

frederick meditaiton center founder Heather Stang

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

4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

Mindfulness & Insight Practice Group

This deepening practice group encourages us to respond to life with more emotional balance, good will and wisdom.  Each week includes a discussion topic as well as two periods of meditation and instruction. 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.

6:30-7:30 PM

Healing Circle

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.

jennifer egupov

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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