Open Way Sanghas

Our sanghas are rooted in the Zen based mindfulness tradition inspired by Thich Nhat Hanh and consist of Open Way & Be Here Now in Missoula, Flowing Mountains in Helena, and Open Sky in Kalispell.  


Mindfulness Center

The Open Way Mindfulness Center in Missoula, MT is home to Open Way & Be Here Now Sanghas and also hosts many other community classes and events, see our calendar for more info.

       Open Way Mindfulness Center - 702 Brooks Missoula, Montana - 406-549-9005 -openwaysangha [at] aol [dot] com

Bodhisattva Class

Dharma teacher Rowan Conrad will be offering a monthly class series starting on Thursday September 25th, 7:30-9:00pm at the Open Way Mindfulness Center. The class series will be focused on the bodhisattvas and the first class is entitled: Being Your Own Bodhisattva. Free to attend. Classes will take place once a month for the next few months.

25 Sep 2014 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Open Way 2014 Newsletter - Submissions Requested!

We, the Montana Open Way Sanghas, are in the process of collecting submissions for our next annual edition of the Open Way Newsletter, slated to come out in early December.

Our theme for this year's edition is Energy & Ease. If you have an article, personal story, poem, picture, or other writing you'd like to submit on this topic please send it to: newsletter [at] openway [dot] org

Submissions are due by Friday October 24th, 2104.

We hope to hear from you!

Fall 2014 Retreat Registration

Hello dear friends :)

Registration for the Fall 2014 Retreat is NOW OPEN! Read more »

16 Oct 2014 - 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Missoula Interfaith Collaborative Partnership

Missoula Interfaith Collaborative (MIC): 
Open Way/Be Here Now Partnership Info

Winter 2013 Newsletter

Dear friends,

Ready for reading & enjoying: Open Way's 2013 Winter edition of News & Views, Ripening Practice: Gifts Along the Path.  A big thank you to Steve Allison-Bunnell for all of his hard work and to all of those that contributed to the newsletter.  Our current editon is filled with wonderful personal stories, photographs, poems, sangha info and news and 2014 Open Way retreat dates.    

Our Winter 2010, 2011 and 2012 editions are also still available for a gander, see attached.   Read more »

Weekly programs

Open Way Sangha

Tuesdays 7pm sharp – 9pm

Our Traditional Sangha meeting. From 6:30 p.m. until meditation starts at 7:00, tea and conversation are available in the library/kitchen area.  You may bring your own sitting cushion or bench to meditation or use one of the many cushions or chairs available at the Center.  Program starts with two 20 minute sitting periods with walking meditation inbetween.  The second hour is devoted to either tea meditation, mindfulness trainings, dharma discussion or a talk - see calendar for schedule.  Free and open to all.   

Be Here Now Sangha

Mondays 7:30pm – 8:45pm

An open, relaxed format meditation group beginning with 20 minutes of sitting meditation followed by walking meditation, a group reading, sharing circle, and closing with a gratitude and healing circle.  Free and open to all - a great group for beginner and experienced practitioners alike! 

See the complete calendar

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Retreat Online Payment

Please use this paypal button to complete your payment for the Montana Open Way Sanghas 2014 Fall Retreat.  Be sure to read through all of the general retreat information here and the registration info here BEFORE offering your payment. 

Missoula Meditation Practice Communities List

Attached you'll find an updated list of local Missoula Meditation Practice Communities. There are many wonderful groups that meet weekly in various traditions. Be sure to check them out and see which one you connect with, all are open and free to attend.

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