Open Way Sanghas

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

     

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@gmail.com

                         Interested in renting the Open Way Mindfulness Center? Please email us!

Be Here Now

Be Here Now is a mindfulness community rooted in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh and the Zen based Order of Interbeing. Formed in the fall of 2002 Be Here Now meets every Monday night, come rain, shine, snow or holiday :), from 7:30-8:45pm at the Open Way Mindfulness Center in Missoula, Montana (702 Brooks, next to Rose Memorial Park).

We're always free to attend and everyone is welcome! We are open to and have all ages at Be Here Now but we do mostly consist of folks in their 20's and 30's. No experience necessary, it's a great group for beginners and experienced practitioners alike. Come on by any Monday and check us out, open to all!

Our Format: We are a relaxed format group that emphasizes a welcoming atmosphere and comfort (there are many different kinds of seating options to partake in).  We start with a 15-20 minute silent sitting meditation period followed by some walking meditation, where we practice to connect fully with our steps and enjoy our walking and breathing. We then have a reading followed by an open sharing circle and close with a circle for gratitude and healing. Lastly, before we depart for the night, we take a few minutes for community announcements.

Throughout the year we have council meetings, community potlucks, open mic nights, days of mindfulness and other gatherings and classes that help to strengthen our connection to one another on the path of friendship and practice. Being joyfully together as a sangha (spiritual community) cultivates our connection to ourselves, one another and our larger world community. It is one of the most important and influential actions we can do.

To listen to an interview on Be Here Now (April, 2013) done by Jessica Murri (a jounalism student at the UM) that aired on KBGA college radio go to: soundcloud.com/jessicamurri/group-feeds-mindfulness

Or check out the print version of the same interview at: 

www.montanakaimin.com/news/article_00127c6c-abe3-11e2-a448-001a4bcf6878.html

 

For more info please contact Nicole at beherenowcommunity@yahoo.com or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BeHereNowCommunity

 

 

Be Here Now Schedule

                                                                                                                               

                                

 

 

 



OCTOBER
 

Monday October 2nd
Fifth Diversity Training Talk, Theresa
Monday October 9th
Reading: Pay Attention for Goodness' Sake
Monday October 16th
Reading: Pay Attention for Goodness' Sake
Monday October 23rd
Teaching Talk by Nicole & Mike
Monday October 30th
Reading: Pay Attention for Goodness' Sake

 
 

                                                                                     

Diversity Training Talk series:

Our new series of talks about the Diversity Trainings will start with a teaching talk on May 22. Then we'll have a talk and discussion about each training on the first Monday of the month, starting in June:

Monday May 22nd: Teaching talk about the Diversity Trainings, Nicole
Monday June 5: Diversity Training #1, Mike
Monday July 3: Diversity Training #2, Jennifer
Monday August 7: Diversity Training #3, Linds
Monday September 4: Diversity Training #4, Amy F
Monday October 2: Diversity Training #5, Theresa
Monday November 6: Diversity Training #6, Drew
Monday December 4: Diversity Training #7, Rhonda

To read the Diversity Trainings, click here

 



Coming Up:

 
 
Walking Meditation:
In Memory and Remembrance
Hosted by Melissae & Nicole from Be Here Now


Sunday October 29th, 4:00-5:00pm
Missoula Cemetery, 2000 Cemetery Rd

Please join us for a silent, guided walking meditation and a reading of the Five Remembrances, as a time to honor any loss we hold in our hearts.

You are encouraged to bring a small memento to carry with you during the walk, such as a photo of a loved one who had passed away. All are welcome.
 
 
 
 
 

OPEN MIC NIGHT!
 

Hooray, it's winter! And that means it's time for our winter series Open Mic Nights to start!

Join us for our first one of the season on:
Saturday December 9th from 7:00-10:00pm

All forms of creative sharing are welcome and encouraged: poetry, story telling, music, comedy, improv games, show-n-tell, magic... the sky's the limit! Just please note that this is a family friendly event and kids are super welcome to come AND to participate.

Bringing along snacks to share is a super great idea too - just sayin' :)

Come to share or simply come to hang out and be in good company - though we do highly encourage you to share! We all have something to share, so get creative!

Bring your friends and family along! Free & open to attend.