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!


October 5  Reflections from Open Way Mindfulness Retreat, Loving Presence. 

October 12  We will read and discuss Chapter 4 “The Four Establishments of Mindfulness”  from the book Nothing to It by Brother Phap Hai.  We strengthen our mindfulness practice by becoming more aware of body, feelings, mind and objects of mind.  

October 19 NO SANGHA  We will have the long-awaited opportunity to see the film “Walk With Me,”  at the Whitefish Mountain Cinema 4.   Enjoy the trailer: Walk With Me. Please call me (756-8453) if lack of transportation will keep you from attending.

October 26 Five Mindfulness Trainings.  Explore the rich wisdom of these trainings with fellow sangha members.

Lunchtime Meditation on first and third Mondays, 12:05-12:55 at Two Rivers Aikido-Kalispell Zen Center 12:05-12:55

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. 


"There are many deep, marvelous, and indeed, mystical teachings of the Buddha.  Whenever we encounter a teaching, we need to always ask ourselves:  How can I apply this teaching to my own situation?  Is this a useful teaching for me at this time?"  These are questions Br. Phap Hai poses to the reader, let us reflect upon these questions as we sink into the dharma of our lives.

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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