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. The first Monday of every month the mindfulness trainings are read. 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!  

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


Be Here Now Schedule                 



Monday November 6th
  Sixth Diversity Training Talk, Drew
Monday November 13th
Reading: Being Peace
Monday November 20th
Reading: Being Peace
Monday November 27th
Reading: Being Peace


Monday December 4th
  Seventh Diversity Training Talk, Rhonda
Monday December 11th
White Elephant Gift Exchange & Ugly Sweater Contest! (see more info below)
Monday December 18th
Deep Relaxation
Monday December 25th (yep, we're still meeting!)
Reading: Being Peace



Diversity Training Talk series:

Our new series of talks about the Diversity Trainings will start with a teaching talk on May 22. Then we'll have a talk and discussion about each training on the first Monday of the month, starting in June:

Monday May 22nd: Teaching talk about the Diversity Trainings, Nicole
Monday June 5: Diversity Training #1, Mike
Monday July 3: Diversity Training #2, Melissae
Monday August 7: Diversity Training #3, Linds
Monday September 4: Diversity Training #4, Amy F
Monday October 2: Diversity Training #5, Theresa
Monday November 6: Diversity Training #6, Drew
Monday December 4: Diversity Training #7, Rhonda

To read the Diversity Trainings, click here



Coming Up!


Hooray, our Open Mic Nights have started!

Upcoming Dates:

Saturday December 9th from 7:00-10:00pm
Saturday January 13th from 7:00-10:00pm
Saturday February 17th from 7:00-10:00pm

All forms of creative sharing are welcome and encouraged: poetry, story telling, music, comedy, improv games, show-n-tell, magic... the sky's the limit! Just please note that this is a family friendly event and kids are super welcome to come AND to participate.

Bringing along snacks to share is a super great idea too - just sayin' :)

Come to share or simply come to hang out and be in good company - though we do highly encourage you to share! We all have something to share, so get creative!

Bring your friends and family along! Free & open to attend.
White Elephant Gift Exchange & Ugly Sweater Contest!

We'll start the evening with a regular sitting meditation session and then move into our White Elephant Gift Exchange (with snacks!). AND our 1st annual Ugly Sweater Contest!

So wear your ugliest sweater for a chance to win our ugly sweater trophy!

What to bring:
A wrapped gift of something you've either made or found around the house (we encourage you not to go out and purchase something, although you can if you want to). It can be something silly, practical, or meaningful, it's up to you! We'll have extra gifts on hand too if you forget yours.
What is a White Elephant Gift Exchange?
Everyone brings a wrapped gift and all those gifts go into a pile in the middle of the room. Everyone then picks a slip of paper from a hat with a number written on it. #1 goes first and chooses a gift from the pile and unwraps it. #2 can then either steal #1's gift or pick a new one from the pile. And on it goes until everyone has had a turn. A practice in non-attachment!




18 Dec 2017 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm
25 Dec 2017 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm
1 Jan 2018 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm
8 Jan 2018 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm
15 Jan 2018 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm


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