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

Open Way Annual Meeting

The Open Way & Be Here Now Sanghas annual council meeting will be on Saturday January 31st, 2015 from 10:00-3:30pm. Members, affiliates, and friends are invited and encouraged to attend :)

Lunch will be provided - please RSVP to BeHereNowCommunity [at] yahoo [dot] com if you plan on attending.

Tentative Schedule (subject to change):
9:45am Arrival
10:00-11:00 Sitting & Walking
11:00-12:00 Business Meeting
12:00-1:00 Lunch (provided)
1:10 - 1:30 Sitting
1:30 - 3:00 Visioning Circle
3:00 Closing Round
3:30 Depart

31 Jan 2015 - 10:00am - 3:30pm

Open Mic Night!

Save the date! It's that time of year again when we have our winter series monthly open mic night's at the Open Way Mindfulness Center :)

Open Mic Dates:

Saturday November 15th from 7:00-10:00pm
Saturday December 6th from 7:00-10:00pm
Saturday January 3rd from 7:00-10:00pm
Saturday February 14th from 7:00-10:00pm
Saturday March 28th from 7:00-10:00pm Read more »

15 Nov 2014 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Online Donations Now Accepted!


Open Way & Be Here Now Sanghas of Missoula now accept donations online via paypal!  To help support the Open Way and Be Here Now Sanghas, along with our lovely home at the Open Way Mindfulness Center, your donations are needed and much appreciated.  Your donations are also tax deductible.  

Thank you, dear friends, for your kindness and generosity :)

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Missoula Interfaith Collaborative Partnership

Missoula Interfaith Collaborative (MIC): 
Open Way/Be Here Now Partnership Info
To check out the MIC's end

2014 Montana Open Way Newsletter

Dear friends,

Ready for reading & enjoying: Open Way's 2014 edition of News & Views, Energy & Ease.  A big thank you to Steve and Jodi Allison-Bunnell for all of their hard work and to all of those that contributed to the newsletter!  Our current editon is filled with personal stories, photographs, poems, sangha news and 2015 Open Way retreat dates and info.    

Our Winter 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 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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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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