About This Class
“We have the opportunity, even in difficult times, to let our spirit shine”
— Jack Kornfield
These are intense times. Our growing anxiety maybe amplified by social, political and racial injustice, or the everyday stress of life. Yet, this is exactly why we practice.
I started offering this Daily Class in March 2020, and I continue to offer this daily meditation class as a refuge of calm, relaxation and community building. Coming together from all over the world via Zoom is one way to stay connected, and deepen our practice.
We meditate so we can be aware what is here and be present with our experience. We remember the timeless truths of the teachings by bringing compassion and presence to our own experience. By starting with opening our own heart, we begin to create islands of calm and sanity in our world.
More than ever, we need to find ways of creating calm, tranquility, loving-friendliness and compassion for the suffering in ourselves and in our world. My heart goes out to all those affected — whether by illness, isolation of preventive measures, or resulting personal and professional hardships.
Above all, I wish for the health and the safety of you and your loved ones as we navigate the challenges of life.
What You Can Expect
- 25-30 minute guided meditation
- A short talk
On the second Friday of every month, I do a longer 20min talk on a topic of group interest. The meditation starts after the talk.
How To Join This Class
Due to recent Zoom Bombing incidents, registration is now required to receive the Zoom link.
Please Support This Class With Your Donation.
The Frederick Meditation Center relies on financial contributions from people just like you. You provide a chance for everyone regardless of financial means, to benefit from our meditation training and community. Teachers of our drop-in classes are not paid a set wage, and they rely on you for support. Your generosity also pays for operating expenses. For less than a meal out, you will receive valuable teachings that will last a lifetime!
No one will be turned away for lack of funds. $20 Benefactor, $10 Sustainer, $5 Student/Scholarship. Learn how your donation supports the Frederick Meditation Center and how we can serve any member of the community regardless of financial means.
About Your Instructor
I began meditating in 2015 as a way to alleviate my depression and anxiety. Meditation, the Dharma and the Sangha have become foundations of my life. Mindfulness has taught me how to slow down, to not hold things too tight or too loose, and to truly be in-tune with my body. The ability to have present moment awareness, wisdom, compassion, and the courage to hold these felt-sense feelings can be transformational and liberating. Learn More About Ray Manyoky….