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 


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Mindful Community Conversations


Open Way Mindfulness Center Presents


Mindful Community




All evenings are free and open to attend – snacks & tea provided


Location: Open Way Mindfulness Center, 702 Brooks

Format: Sitting meditation (10 minutes), Speaker (30 minutes), Open sharing/questions




Healing Racism

Thursday September 6th, 7:30-9:00pm

Speaker: AJ Johnston


Race is an illusion that has been with us as a nation for over 400 years. Every day this illusion separates people. And every day it disadvantages people of color and gives advantages to white people. If we identify as a white American, we often do not understand how racism functions in our society. As a white woman, I will share some of my own journey around healing racism in myself and inviting others to come with me.  



A Journey Through Cancer

Thursday October 4th, 7:30-9:00pm

Speaker: Dr. Susan Curtis


Susan is a physician, mindfulness teacher and mother of two who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 47. She will speak about her journey through cancer treatment and the deep learnings that have unfolded from continuing to bring mindfulness to this process.



Moving Beyond Sexual Abuse

Thursday November 8th, 7:30-9:00pm

Speaker: Drew Holman


Drew will be sharing his personal story of navigating the long road to healing after the experiences of his youth. This conversation will build upon the Community Conversation he offered last fall by offering insight into how he used his job working hand in hand with registered offenders for his own healing process.



Grief and Loss

Thursday December 6th, 7:30-9:00pm

Speaker: Greg Grallo


Greg was ordained into the Order of Interbeing in 2005 and completed the Upaya Chaplaincy Program in 2011. He has been working with Hospice of Missoula as a chaplain since 2010, serving as a Spiritual Care Chaplain with the UUFM since 2010, and has been a chaplain at St. Pats since November of 2016. Greg will speak about grief andloss through the lens of mindfulness practice and spirituality.