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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May 1 - Twice per year the greater Montana Sangha (Missoula, Kalispell, Helena, and Bozeman) meets in retreat. Join us to listen to the highlights of April’s retreat from those who attended. Facilitated by Zan.


May 8 – Mindfulness Trainings Recitation.  This month we will recite the 14 Mindfulness Trainings of the Order of Interbeing, developed by Thich Nhat Hanh, in honor of our new aspirant Our Sangha practice is based on these trainings. We will also introduce the concept of Karma (the law of cause and effect) and apply our understanding to the mindfulness trainings. Facilitated by Zan


May 15 – Karma, Dharma, Do-No-Harm(a). What are the origins of events in our lives? How do we know what the results of our actions will be? The concept of Karma is helpful in guiding our actions of body, speech, and mind. Where have you seen it clearly acting in your life? Facilitated by Zan.


May 22 – We continue our readings in the book Nothing To It by Phap Hai. You do not need to have the book in order to join us in this nights reading and discussion. Facilitated by Michelle.


May 29 – Sangha Home. What does a sangha home mean to you? How can a physical space support this sangha home? What is important in a physical space. Come join in the discernment process through discussion along the path of a likely move to a larger space. Facilitated by Sue.






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.