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, St. John’s Building, 25 South Ewing

(use entrance from parking lot in back of building off S. Rodney St.)

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



We are now closing our year of studying the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path. June is a transition time for Flowing Mountains, moving into a new caretaking council and new programming committee. At the end of this month we will have our annual meeting, the “continuation day” for the Sangha. We hope that you all can attend and offer your presence to each other this month.



June 6, we will recite the mindfulness trainings, led by Stan.

On June 13, Zan will talk on Taking Refuge.

June 20 is our Solstice Observation, with an outdoor walk at Spring Meadow State Park starting at 6:30 p.m., led by Jonathan.

June 27 is the day of our annual meeting. More information and location will come later in the month, but please mark your calendars now to attend.


(June 20 and 27) we will not be meeting at the St. John’s Building. Flowing Mountains has a tradition of honoring the summer solstice with an outdoor walk on the Tuesday nearest the longest day of the year. We will meet on June 20 at Spring Meadow State Park and walk around the lake together. Please gather at the end of the parking lot near the ranger hut, bring water, and enjoy a summer day with us.


On Tuesday, June 27, we will hold our annual meeting and caretaking council re-formation with a potluck at Stan Voreyer’s home. If you need directions, please call Stan. If you are interested in offering service to the Sangha in the coming year, or have ideas for programming you would like to see or offer, please come to the meeting and/or contact our executive director, Jonathan Matthews, before June 27.



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.