About this Gathering
Mindfulness meditation has been in the news so much recently for good reason; it is shown to reduce stress, increase happiness, and support meaningful social connection. But it is also a way to gain insights into your mind and heart, and to fully inhabit this precious life each one of us has been given. It is not a religion, requires no supernatural beliefs, and can help us through the darkest times. It is a pathway to greater peace, spaciousness, and presence, no matter what life may throw at us. Why not give it a try?
Come to Locals Farm Market in Poolesville, MD (19929 Fisher Ave, Poolesville, MD 20837) —the heart of the beautiful Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve—for a 2-week introductory class series where you will learn and practice the art of mindfulness meditation. Nothing required except yourself, a blanket, cushion, or chair, and an open mind. Classes will be held outdoors, rain or shine (shelter available if needed).
Attendance for both sessions is encouraged, but not required. Join when you can!
Locals Farm Market
19929 Fisher Ave
Poolesville, MD 20837
At each session, there will be a check-in, a 30-40 minute period of guided practice, and an opportunity for group discussion and Q&A.
Please Support This Class With Your Donation.
Suggest Donation: $15-20 per session
Teachers of donation-based classes are not paid a wage, but instead rely on donations from students for support. Teachers in turn offer a donation to the Frederick Mediation Center to help cover operating expenses. For less than a meal out, you can 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 Sam Cooper
Sam Cooper is a meditation teacher affiliated with Frederick Meditation Center, as well as a musician, artist, writer, gardener, mystic, and therapist-in-training. He has been practicing meditation for almost two decades, having been first exposed to Buddhism in high school at Kunzang Palyul Choling Tibetan Temple outside of Poolesville, MD. He studied Zen after college, and more recently Theravada insight meditation. Sam practices and teaches eclectic, trauma-sensitive secular spirituality, and is interested in how collective consciousness change can affect society-wide transformation. He is committed to anti-racist and liberatory work, and the tenets of diveristy, inclusitivity, equity, and accessibility. Sam lives with his partner and two cats just outside of Poolesville.
Registration Is Encouraged….
Or simply show up and sit with us!
Locals Farm Market in Poolesville MD