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!

Be Here Now

Be Here Now is an open, relaxed format meditation group based on the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh and the practices of mindfulness - we meet every Monday night starting promptly at 7:30pm and ending at 8:45pm. There is one session of sitting meditation for 20 minutes, followed by walking meditation, a reading, an open sharing circle and closing with a circle for gratitude and healing.

Be Here Now is open to everyone and is free to attend, donations are always appreciated. No experience necessary.  Feel free to simply come on by and sit with us!  

Social time: Feel free to come a little early on Monday nights - anytime after 7:00pm - to chat and have some tea too!

For more info contact Nicole at or 327-8408 or check us out on Facebook at


Be Here Now Schedule                 


March 2018

Monday March 5th
Third Mindfulness Training Talk: Melissae
Monday March 12th
Reading: Being Peace
Monday March 19th
Guided Deep Relaxation
Monday March 26th
Reading: Being Peace


April 2018

Monday April 2nd
Fourth Mindfulness Training Talk: Ashly

Monday April 9th
Teaching Talk: Nicole

Note from Nicole about the talk: I give teaching talks about 3 times a year. This one will be on a topic for which I've yet to find a good name for but which involves a call to action about how our world needs more happy, well-contented people. I'll also be sharing about some tools and practices that we can utilize in order to create a better balance of positive bias, verse the high propensity for negative bias that clouds and distorts our views of the world. 

Monday April 16th
Reading: Being Peace

Monday April 23rd
Reading: Being Peace

Monday April 30th
Reading: Being Peace





Coming Up!


BHN Potluck!

Sunday April 15th, 5:00-8:00pm @ Nicole's House
(for location info:

Feel free to bring a friend/family member/partner/roomate and your kids along :)

Vegetarian & vegan dishes to share are preferred. Thank you!


Clark Fork River Cleanup!
For the past few years, BHN has led a team of volunteers wanting to help with the annual Clark Fork River Cleanup, sponsored by the Clark Fork Coalition  - and this year is no exception!
Join us as we team up with our friends at Back to the Mother to lead one of the many cleanup crews on Saturday April 21st.
To volunteer: Meet us at Caras Park around 9:30am on Saturday April 21st. Dress to be outside and getting dirty!
The cleanup runs from 10:00-12:00pm, followed by a free BBQ for volunteers at Caras from noon-1:00.
As usual, we'll be assigned the Jacob's Island dog park area - so feel free to bring your dog friend along, too!
Kids are super encouraged to join us! The more the merrier: bring your friends & family too!
Tangible Hope Concert with Josh Farmer, Storytelling with Marc Moss & More! In proud partnership with the Missoula Interfaith Collaborative (MIC), we're happy to spread the word about this upcoming event. This is an interfaith event and we'd love to have sangha members from BHN & OW there in attendance. From the MIC: Tangible Hope is a musical journey and celebration of the working towards creating a stronger community through programs like Family Promise and Missoula Works. Join the Pura Vida Community Chorus led by Josh Farmer, the Missoula Ringers, John Floridis and Lion's Den as we come together in solidarity to envision a better tomorrow.  Saturday May 5th, 6:00-7:30pm at the Wilma. Tickets are $15. If you plan on attending, please let me know, as it would be great to form a crew and sit together :) Facebook event:
Yard Sale: Our 7th annual Open Way Mindfulness Center community yard sale fundraiser will be on Saturday May 12th from 8:00am-3:00pm. We're collecting donations all through March & April and they can be dropped off at anytime at the center, under the canopy situated in the driveway. I'll be looking to pull together a team of volunteers to take shifts during the sale as the time gets closer, so please stay tuned - donations & volunteer support are what make our lovely center possible!


BHN Campout! Our annual BHN campout is set for Thursday August 2nd- Sunday August 5th at Big Arm State Park, situated on the Flathead Lake. We managed to get the group camping site again, too! Hooray! Save the date!


23 Apr 2018 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm
30 Apr 2018 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm
7 May 2018 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm
14 May 2018 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm
21 May 2018 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm


Open Way Mindfulness Center
702 Brooks Avenue
Missoula, MT 59801
United States