On Monday nights at 7 pm in the Bethel Library, an exciting transformation is taking place. Members of both Makom Ohr Shalom and Bethel Lutheran, as well as others from the community at large, are
meeting to learn and practice the fundamentals of sitting meditation; we are sharing
our experiences and challenges with each other in a quiet, contemplative, interfaith
setting, guided by the joyful, serene presence of master meditator Kim O’Kelley-Leigh.
Kim continues to show us the nature of the mind is restless moving in and out of
thoughts of the past and thoughts of the future. Meditation is where we can calm
our restless mind and experience the present moment.
The class is designed for meditators at all levels, from first-time beginners to longtime
daily practitioners. Kim’s practical suggestions and proven, interactive techniques
can help all comers get the most out of the ancient art of meditation. Kim
is an author and teacher whose passion is to help transform, inspire and encourage
others in creating a joyous, fulfilling and conscious life. She has been meditating on
a daily basis for over 22 years, and she has taught and counseled people in life
enrichment, privately, and in classes, for nearly three decades. Her book, “Silent
M.a.g.i.c. and Other Remedies,” is an award-winning finalist in the self-help
motivational category of the 2010 International Book Awards.
Bring a pillow for floor-sitting, or if you would prefer a chair, one will be provided.
This class is offered on a pay-what-you-can basis. So, whether you have an established
meditation practice, or have always been meaning to try it, come join us on
Monday nights, and treat yourself to a transformative experience.
Makom Ohr Shalom
Makom Ohr Shalom is a diverse community committed to outreach and inclusiveness in prayer, Torah study and everything else we do. We honor Jewish traditions of meditation and spirituality by including silent meditation, guided visualization, chanting, and original music in our services, together with traditional prayers. Members engage in social justice work together, celebrate each others joyous milestones and support one another in times of sorrow. “Makom Ohr Shalom” means “a place for the light of peace.” Thus, the name of our synagogue reminds us of our best spiritual vision and aspiration.