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!

Open Sky Sangha


Open Sky Sangha in Kalispell, MT

A Community of Mindful Living in the Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh 

Our vision is to offer support to one another as we nurture our practice of mindfulness, joy and peace.  We believe that by practicing together, stilling the mind and body, and by looking deeply at causes of suffering we can begin to cultivate openness, compassion, inclusiveness, and well being within ourselves, our families, our community, our environment, and our world.

Meets: Every Thursday from 6:30-8:30pm (see weekly schedule below)

Location: Two Rivers Aikido Zen Center in the KM Building, 220 1st Ave. E., enter through the parking lot doors.

For more info: Contact Gina at 


Thursday Evening
Meditation 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Dharma Sharing 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Beginners are always welcome!


Dear Friends,

March 1  Hannah will lead us in a Mindfulness Practice on Forgiveness.  

March 8 Hannah will lead us in a Mindfulness Practice on Gratitude.   The series will conclude with a focus on gratitude. We express our gratitude to her for sharing this beautiful practice.

March 15  Check-in and ongoing discussion of the Day of Mindfulness theme “Present Moment, Fresh and Alive.”  We learn to know each other better as we share our lives and our practice. (Eva, practice leader)

March 22  Tea Ceremony to celebrate the Spring Equinox.   Bring something for the altar, or bring a story, song or poem to share. (Lynn, practice leader)

March 29 The Five Mindfulness Trainings inform and transform our lives, based on the Buddha’s precepts for lay practitioners. Brice will share his experiences working with the trainings.

Day of Mindfulness,  
Sunday March 11th at Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp. Registration open. 

Noon Meditation continues on Mondays at 12:05-12:55 in the Zendo.


Dana:  Sangha meditation is offered freely, however, your donations are appreciated. Our weekly rent recently increased. Thank you for your generosity.


MEDITATION    6:30 - 7:30
Meditation begins with 20 minutes of guided meditation, followed by 10 minutes of walking meditation, and then a 20 minute silent sitting meditation. Chairs are available.

DHARMA SHARING   7:30 - 8:30
Dharma sharing is an opportunity for us to develop relationships with one another as we practice deep listening and loving speech. This is also an opportunity to ask questions and share our mindfulness practice with one another. 


5 Mindfulness Trainings  
The Five Mindfulness Trainings represent the Buddhist vision for a global spirituality and ethic.  They are a concrete expression of the Buddha's teachings on the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path, the path of right understanding and true love, leading to healing, transformation, and happiness fro ourselves and for the world.


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