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

Film Night

Save the Date!

Film Showing at Open Way: Amplify Kindness

On Sunday March 22nd at 5:00pm we'll be showing the new local documentary Amplify Kindness by Katrina Shull. This documentary highlights the Missoula community's involvement that arose in the wake of last year's tragic avalanche in the Rattlesnake.  Running time: 28 minutes.  Snacks to share are welcome!  Free!


For more info and to check out a trailer click the link below: Read more »

22 Mar 2015 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Yard Sale Fundraiser - Donations Needed!

It's that time of year again when the Open Way Mindfulness Center starts preparing for our annual yard sale fundraiser!  
From now through April we'll be collecting donations at the center.  So keep us in mind if you do some early spring cleaning and de-clutter your attic/basement/closets/garage :)
We'll accept pretty much anything - please no: large items (such as furniture or old tv's/printers) or non-working electronics. Books, clothes, tools, toys, household wares, knick knacks, dishes, art supplies, etc.

Parents' Sangha

Parents' Sangha
Starting on Sunday March 8th (meeting twice a month)
4:30-6:00pm at Open Way

Upcoming Dates: Sunday March 29th, Sunday April 12th, Sunday April 26th, Sunday May 10th, Sunday May 24th

It is with a joyous heart that the Parents' Sangha will begin on Sunday, 8 March 2015 at 4:30 at the Open Way Mindfulness Center (702 Brooks). Read more »

8 Mar 2015 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Online Donations Now Accepted

Open Way & Be Here Now Sanghas of Missoula AND Open Sky of Kalispell now accept donations online via paypal.  Please make sure to choose the correct sangha in the drop down menu below.  

Your donation is greatly appreciated and will be put to good use in support of our sanghas.  Thank you, dear friends, for your kindness and generosity.   Read more »

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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