About

COVID-19 Statement

We are open on Monday afternoons for silent meditation and bookstore purchases, supplemented by online content until such a time that we can safely reopen for in-person classes. Please review our COVID-19 precautions before visiting. Our complete schedule can be found on the Classes and Calendar pages of our website. As always, we are available by appointment for specific individual needs. Receive reminders by signing up for e-mail updates. Thank you for your support during these unusual times.

What We Are

The Meditation Center is a spiritually-based learning environment designed to emphasize fulfillment and satisfaction through relaxation, breathing and concentration techniques. These techniques can be used for anything from shedding the stresses of everyday life and living a more peaceful existence, to deepening a connection with the universal spiritual truths that guide us from within.

Our motto is “Find Your Peace.” Only you can determine what your peace is, but through relaxation and spiritual understanding, you can achieve a more fulfilling life, no matter your profession, history or faith background. We operate on the simple philosophy that there is truth found in all traditions, and that no one path is better or more correct than any other, as long as each of us is striving to be a better person, acting out of love and compassion, and living by the Golden Rule.

In addition to classes and lectures on meditation and spirituality, we also offer a selection of books and gifts for purchase, to help you with your progression. We welcome you to visit, for a moment, or for a lifetime, to explore, to learn, and most importantly, to find your peace.

“There is one God and Father of all, who is over all, through all, and in all.” – Ephesians 4:5-6 CEB

What to Expect

While we have fun in our work, we take our mission seriously. We acknowledge everyone’s right to believe what they want, and we encourage everyone to pursue teachings and hobbies that resonate with their interests through appropriate venues. In the same vein, we ask for the same respect in return when you attend our classes.

Our classes are based on a philosophy found in scripture and in our everyday experiences. While we encourage questions on topics that interest our guests at an appropriate time, we ask that our participants arrive for classes with an open heart and mind, expecting to remain focused on the topic at hand, respecting the instructor, and avoiding interrupting classes with off-topic subject matter. Many of our class listings include a “What to Expect” section which will give you an idea about how the class is structured. Some meditations are held in low light, or may require extended periods of sitting, involve musical instruments or sound devices, or other conditions that you may need to be aware of. Whatever the topic, we want you to arrive on time and prepared for a fulfilling experience.

If our classes inspire your interest in other topics that you would like to pursue in a discussion forum, please let us know.

Facilitators

Our facilitators are Randy Doster and Mark Stein, who are here to help you find your peace. They are both ministers with the United Metaphysical Churches, where they also received certification in Metaphysical Studies and other spiritual disciplines. We are here not only to provide instructional and spiritual guidance through our classes and activities, but also to assist you with other services. Please stop by and introduce yourself. We’d love to meet you!

Instructors

Click here for information about the instructors who serve the Center on a regular basis.

Our Logo

The Meditation Center logo

Our logo is a representation of a Lotus, a symbol of spiritual unfoldment. The lotus grows up from the darkness of the mud beneath the water’s surface. As it grows, its stalk reaches toward the light, where it opens up, petal by petal, unfolding into a stunning blossom, just as we unfold on our path of spiritual progression. The Sanskrit mantra, “Om mani padme hum” means literally, “Hail to the jewel in the lotus, Amen.” The Metaphysical interpretation is, “Hail to the truth that exists in the world, Amen.”

The colors of the petals are associated with the energy centers aligned in our bodies, known in eastern culture as “chakras.” The royal purple in the center represents higher spirituality and insight.

More about Metaphysics

Rev. F. Reed Brown, president of the United Metaphysical Churches, discusses Metaphysical philosophy. It’s not “new age” fluff. It is a deeper understanding of the truth that surrounds us every day.

Click here to further explore the philosophy of Divine Metaphysics (link launches an external website in a new window).

Tax deductions

The Meditation Center, Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization eligible for tax-deductible donations as permitted by law, through our affiliation with the United Metaphysical Churches. The United Metaphysical Churches, headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia (EIN 38-6122283) is a nationwide organization which is listed in the Cumulative List of Organizations described in Section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as a central organization holding a group exemption letter, whose subordinate units covered by the group exemption are also included as having contributions deductible, even though they are not separately listed.

Our status as a 501(c)3 charitable organization can be confirmed at 501c3Lookup.org or through the IRS Exempt Organizations Business Master File Extract (EO BMF) which can be downloaded from the IRS website (Select NC or Region 2 to download CSV file and search for EIN 475340678).

Specific circumstances determine your ability to claim tax deductions for charitable donations. Consult with a tax professional regarding your eligibility.

More Information

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for helpful information about participating in our programs.