Good morning! Welcome to The Meditation Center, based in the heart of Jackson County, NC. Our mantra is “Find Your Peace,” and our mission is to teach the principles of meditation and Divine Metaphysics as a serene way of life. Our center is a study group inspired by spiritual teachings from many sources.
We offer a variety of classes and lectures in meditation and spirituality designed to help you navigate more peacefully through the challenges and obstacles of life. All are welcome! Please see our calendar for our current schedule of activities and events. Whether you want to simply learn how to relax, or explore the connection to the God within, we’re sure you will find a light on your path of unfoldment!
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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.
“There is one God and Father of all, who is over all, through all, and in all.”Ephesians 4:5-6 CEB
What we do
Of course, we teach you how to Find Your Peace through meditation and inward reflection, but it’s so much more. We help you discover more about yourself on your path of self-awareness and self-realization: learning that each one of us is an individualized image, or expression, of the “All”: the infinite creative essence of the universe which we refer to as God. More importantly, we seek understanding of the powerful gifts (and responsibilities!) that come with expressing the image of God that we are.
We often use examples found in scripture. Every person, place, and circumstance found in the stories of scripture represent aspects of our Consciousness, individually and collectively, and the challenges and triumphs we experience along the way. While the examples we use mostly come from biblical scripture, we honor and respect the meaningful lessons found in all faith traditions, and even in everyday life!
Through these teachings, we learn how to work through our situations, instead of pushing back against them. We learn to experience the events of our life as lessons instead of rewards or punishment.
To help you understand what we mean, we prepared an affirmative meditation as a brief example of how the stories of the Bible reflect our own spiritual journey. Click here to read.
“I assure you that whoever believes in me will do the works that I do. They will do even greater works than these…”John 14:12 (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 to arrive for classes with an open heart and mind, remaining focused on the topic at hand, respecting the facilitator, 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 be prepared for a fulfilling experience. Click here for more information on how to plan for your visit.
If our classes inspire your interest in other topics that you would like to pursue in a discussion forum, please let us know.
Our facilitators are Randy Doster and Mark Stein, who are here to help you find your peace. They are both ordained ministers with certifications 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!
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, “I (we) honor 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.
The Meditation Center prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status.
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.
Specific circumstances determine your ability to claim tax deductions for charitable donations. Consult with a tax professional regarding your eligibility.
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