Check Out the New “Interviews” Page!

We will now be interviewing instructors of upcoming classes, and we have a new page on our website dedicated to them! You can find it under “About Frequency” in the “Instructors” column. Check it out to find out more about upcoming classes and your favorite Frequency teachers!

You can find the interviews for the classes Collaborations and Dream Life of Objects here.




Frequency Open Mic on Thursday, March 26. It will be held at 186 Carpenter St. from 6-8pm and it will be completely free to attend. Break free from winter’s grip and show off the fruits of your hibernation, or just listen to some great local writers.  Doesn’t matter how or why, just come. Good art is best.


Come see Frequency writer Kik Williams and many others!

The Untamed objects opening is this Saturday!
Here’s a sneak peak!
Featured Artists:
Kerry Adams, Heidi Born, Lauren Fisher, Stef GrantJungil HongAnna Shapiro, Meredith Stern, Kik Williams, Joan Wyand, & Meredith Younger
Location:  Machines With Magnets, 400 Main St. Pawtucket, RI 02860
Opening receptionSaturday, March 28, 7pm-1amDance party at 9pm 
with local DJ’s Merry Def, Schleif Dog & Pittsburgh DJ Harry Lurker

Hope to see you there,

Joan Wyand

Check it out!


For Immediate Release

March 23, 2015

Shambhala Meditation Center of Providence

541 Pawtucket Avenue, 2nd Flr, Pawtucket, RI 02860 | | 617.903.7647

Contact: Steve DeCollibus, Publicity Director

The Road Home: Talk and Book Signing with Ethan Nichtern

Thursday, May 7 at 6 pm

The Shambhala Meditation Center of Providence announces a special evening in its weekly Awake! Providence series. On Thursday, May 8, Ethan Nichtern, widely considered one of the most accessible, innovative and experienced of the current generation of Buddhist teachers, will offer a lively talk and signing of his new book The Road Home: A Contemporary Exploration of the Buddhist Path (FSG Northpoint, April 2015). In The Road Home, Ethan Nichtern investigates the journey each of us takes to find where we belong. Drawing from contemporary research on meditation and mindfulness and his experience as a Buddhist teacher and practitioner, Nichtern describes in fresh and deeply resonant terms the basic existential experience that gives rise to spiritual seeking—and also to its potentially dangerous counterpart, spiritual materialism. He reveals how our individual quests for self-awareness ripple forward into relationships, communities, and society at large. And he explains exactly how, by turning our awareness to what’s happening around us and inside us, we become able to enhance our sense of connection with others and, at the same time, change for the better our individual and collective patterns of greed, apathy, and inattention. Ethan Nichtern is a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition as well as the author of One City: A Declaration of Interdependence. He is also the founder of The Interdependence Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to secular Buddhist study and Transformational Activism. Nichtern has taught meditation and Buddhist studies classes and retreats across the United States since 2002.

Praise for The Road Home––

“Ethan is the future of Buddhism.” Sharon Salzberg (from the book’s foreword)

“A beautiful guide and invitation to a sane life. Refreshingly straightforward, accessible, skillful and kind.” — Jack Kornfield

“[Ethan is] a supercool, deeply kind brainiac—imagine a very chilled-out blend of Pauls Auster and Rudd—who is also to-the-cushion born.” -Sally Singer, 

More information––

On Ethan Nichtern:

On The Road Home, as listed by Macmillan Publishers:

Coming up!

The Amigos Poetry Tour Continues @ The Mad Poets Cafe’ with performances by
The Rhode Island State Poets Laureate Tom Chandler, Lisa Starr & Rick Benjamin.
Wed. April 1st, 2015 7pm -9pm
Warwick Museum of Art / 3259 Post Rd. Warwick, RI  401-737-0010
Plenty of free parking behind WMOA / $4 fee goes to support the Arts000. Amigos as hair band II

We Want to Hear Your Work!

Rhode Island writers, Frequency wants to hear from you!

If you are a writer, poet, or performer in or around Providence, take an awesome opportunity to share your work and come to the Frequency Open Mic on Thursday, March 26. It will be held at 186 Carpenter St from 6-8pm and it will be completely free to attend. It is a great platform to share work with an audience, and also a great place to meet other local writers to exchange ideas or work with. So come by, perform if you want, or else just come to meet some Frequency regulars and learn more about the organization!

We hope to see you there!