MONTGOMERY: Garden available to the public

Posted: October 1, 2014 at 7:56 am

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MONTGOMERY A new meditation garden is available for public use as a place of reflection at the Otto Kaufman Community Center in Montgomery.

There will be an opening celebration of the new garden on Friday, Sept. 26, at 4 p.m. at the community center. Sahib Singh, a senior at Montgomery High School, who planned and constructed the garden as his Eagle Scout project, will join township officials, including Mayor Rich Smith and other members of the Montgomery Township Committee, in dedicating the space to the public.

Sahib built the meditation garden, which includes a small patio, benches, plantings, and an arbor in a serene natural setting, to be a calm and relaxing space for the entire Montgomery community.

"It is an ideal location to benefit Montgomery high school students, senior citizens and other residents who use the community center," said Sahib.

Sahib was motivated in part by a recent "Huffington Post" article, which stated, "Everyday life brings numerous challenges and stresses. Studies show that meditation is associated with improvement in a variety of psychological areas, including stress, anxiety, addiction, depression, eating disorders and cognitive function, among others. There is also research to suggest that meditation can reduce blood pressure, pain response, stress hormone levels and even cellular health."

The event will take place rain or shine outside of the rear of the building where the meditation garden is located. All members of the public are invited to attend.

Call Montgomery Recreation at 609-466-3023 with any questions.

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