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




Join us in July at 825 Helena Ave for meditation at 6:30 p.m. and programming at 7:30 p.m.              

July 3 Review of the Mindfulness Trainings. Program facilitated by Ann.

July 10 Community sharing about programming: What did you  like or dislike about the past year of programming? What would you like to add or delete? What do you want to learn or study?

July 17 Way-Seeking Talk by Jonathan. A member of our community shares his story on the path.

July 24 and 31 Phap Hai book, Nothing to It. Continuation of the book study facilitated by Michelle and Theresa. You do not have to have the book to participate – we read it together at Sangha.



In gratitude to the program facilitators, the bell masters, and those who open/set up our Sangha each week!

Interesting Tidbits: Please think about topics you would like to hear another community member talk about or a topic you might be interested in giving a short Dharma Chat about. Let Sue, Stan, Theresa, or Michelle know!


p.s. Don’t forget Dharma Breakfast at the No Sweat Café on the first Thursday of the month – July 5 at 7:00.


Note From Zan: This coming Monday, July 2, Hands On Global, Empowering Women of Nepal,  Aranya Solutions, and the Tibetan Children’s Education Foundation are hosting a free showing of Daughters of the Curved Moon at 6 p.m. at the Myrna Loy. The film is about Nepali women struggling against traditional roles in their homeland. The filmmaker will be present and also local people working on international development. A reception follows at 8 p.m. Donations are gratefully accepted to support the international initiatives hosting the event. The filmmaker is Sophie Pegrum, a British American film director and documentary cinematographer who has produced and shot films in the Antarctic, the North Pole, and the Himalayas. This film just won Best Documentary at the Nepal America International Film Festival.





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.