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)


for more information email


November Schedule:


6     Mindfulness Trainings; practice leader: Pam

13   Presentation on Prayer and the Dharma Seals by Stan

20   Discussion on Phap Hai book; practice leader: Nancy

27   Part II, Presentation on Meditation by Zan and Theresa


Day of Mindfulness in Helena: December 1st

Flowing Mountains Sangha, a community of Mindful Living in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, will offer a Day of Mindfulness on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Covenant United Methodist Church (2330 East Broadway) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A Day of Mindfulness is a one-day retreat, with sitting and walking meditation, a sutra service, and Dharma talk. The theme is “Building A Raft: Finding Stability in Uncertain Times” and will use the six paramitas of Buddhist practice for its basis: generosity, precepts, inclusiveness, energy, meditation, and insight. To register for the Day of Mindfulness, please call  495-0290 or e-mail No registration fee is required, and donations are gratefully accepted for the teacher. Please bring your own sitting cushion and pad if sitting on the floor (chairs are available), a sack lunch and mug for silent eating meditation, and an extra blanket for deep relaxation meditation.


This year Flowing Mountains welcomes a new Dharma Teacher, Greg Grallo from Missoula. He ordained in 2005 in the Order of Interbeing with the Dharma name Chan Tru An (True Abiding in Peace) and received teaching transmission this past summer at Plum Village Monastery and Practice Center in France. Grallo trained as a Buddhist chaplain at the Upaya Center in New Mexico and serves as a hospice and hospital chaplain, as well as Spiritual Care Chaplain for the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Missoula.





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.