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 


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

Flowing Mountains Sangha

 Flowing Mountains Sangha in Helena, MT

 An Open Way Community of Mindful Living in the Tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh


Meets Tuesdays:

Mountains and Rivers building, 825 Helena Avenue.

walking & sitting meditation, 6:30 & 7:00 p.m.

program, 7:30 p.m. ~ closing 8:30 p.m.


Monthly Programs:

1st Tues: Mindfulness Trainings (guidelines for ethical living)

2nd Tues: Meditation (instruction, practice)

3rd Tues: Sharing the Way (teachings, talks)

4th Tues: Nurturing Wisdom & Compassion (discussion, guided practice)


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March 6  What is awakening in us? We read together, the mindfulness trainings and "check in"

Facilitated by Gwen. 


March 13 Continue reading "Nothing To It" by Phap Hai Chapter 3 (P 110)  Likely discussion on "Delusion" - an inability to consciously see things as they are. Meditation as a door to see more clearly. (Discussion usually follows the desires of the group. You don't have to have the book to join this discussion). Facilitated by Michelle. 


March 20 " Touching the Earth" A guided meditation offered the day before Spring Equinox. Written by Thich Naht Hanh. Helps us to let go of the idea that we are separate and reminds us that we are the Earth and a part of Life.


March 27 Cultivating the Practice of Gratitude  - Experience the vitality of awakening through gratitude. A talk offered by Sue Kronenberger





Flowing Mountains is actively served by four Order of Interbeing members as well as committed practitioners. Our OI members are as follows:

Sandra SuZanne ("Zan") Murray, a writer and editor, and co-founder of Flowing Mountains. She also enjoys gardening, cooking, and handcrafts.

Jonathan Matthews, a professor at Carroll College and a co-founder of Flowing Mountains. He is also a national champion racewalker.

Stan Voreyer, a retired mental health care provider. He has taken Thay's advice of living a non-busy life to be his foremost practice.

Ann Kuntzweiler is exploring right livelihood through life coach certification.