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Heart Practices Meditation Group
Looking for an alternative to the bar scene on Friday nights? Searching for a path that leads to positivity and joy? The intention of this group is to explore the Buddhist Heart Practices, also called the Four Immeasurables or the Brahma-viharas. These 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. They protect the mind from falling into habitual patterns of reactivity and help keep us in balance. They awaken powerful healing energies, which brighten and lift the heart and mind to increasing levels of clarity. As a result, these boundless heart qualities can be truly centering and transformative. Vipassana or Insight Mediation cultivates two wings of the practice: Wisdom and Compassion. Wisdom is the concentration we develop to see clearly, to see what truly exists. This class will focus on strengthening the wing of Compassion through the Heart Practices. The weekly class led by Ray Manyoky will generally include: A brief talk on the Heart Practices 25 minute meditation Check-in/discussion Closing mediation By Donation: $10 – $20 Suggested To learn more visit: Fridays, 7:00 – 8:00 PM RSVP for an e-mail reminder or Just Drop-In! No Prior Meditation Experience Is Necessary.

Frederick Meditation Center

1 West Church Street, Top Floor · Frederick, MD

What we're about

The Frederick Meditation Center is a tranquil refuge in the heart of downtown Frederick, and offers group and private meditation classes, as well as yoga therapy, stress management, counseling, and grief groups. People new to meditation as well as those with a meditation practice are welcome to join.

Founded by Heather Stang, author of Mindfulness & Grief (, mindfulness meditation instructor and certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy practitioner, the Frederick Meditation Center is dedicated to helping the Frederick community reduce stress and live life more fully.

$10 suggested donation. We ask that you please sign up at least 24 hours in advance by visiting our schedule page ( giving us a call at 240-397-8080.

in case of cancellation due to weather or Heather’s conference schedule.

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