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 Day of Mindfulness


A Day of Mindfulness

With guest Dharma Teacher Barbara Newell

at Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp

550 Lutheran Camp Rd., Lakeside, MT 59922


Hosted by the Open Sky Sangha


Day of Mindfulness (Option 1)
Sat. Dec. 8th, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Vegetarian lunch included.
$40.00, plus teacher dana request.

If you are interested in lodging at FLBC and extending your visit through Sunday afternoon, consider the Mindfulness Weekend. When registering, clarify which option you are interested in, Option 1, Day of Mindfulness or Option 2, Mindfulness Weekend. 

Beginners Welcome!

Scholarships Available; Inquire at Registration.

Full Mindfulness Weekend (Option 2)
Fri. eve., Dec. 7th  through Sun., Dec. 9th.
Lodging and Meals included.
Cost $160.00, plus teacher dana request.
Be Still and Heal. Join us in quieting our bodies and stilling the mind during this winter season. This year, we are presenting two options, A Day of Mindfulness or A Weekend Retreat.

Mindfulness Practices:  Give yourself the gift of mindfulness with practices of silence, sitting and walking meditation, deep listening, deep relaxation, and more.

Dharma Teacher Dana (donation):  By tradition Dharma Teachers do not charge for their services.  Please consider a donation to our teacher, Barbara Newell. Your generosity is appreciated, but not expected. For a full weekend $100.00 is suggested.
To Register:  
1. Email Janelle at  OWretreats@gmail.comWhen registering - state which option you are choosing (Option 1, Day of Mindfulness or Option 2, Full Mindfulness Weekend), if you would like to carpool, whether you are requesting scholarship assistance, and food allergies (gluten or dairy). Confirmation will be sent following registration and payment.
2. Make payment via sending check to Jonathan or using Paypal.

Make check payable to Open Sky Sangha  
Jonathan James

114 E. Nicklaus Ave.
Kalispell, MT 59901

Using Paypal
Please note, this link will bring you to two drop down options (at bottom of page); for

Option 1 Day of Mindfulness, $40.00  
Option 2 Full Mindfulness Weekend, $160.00.

Cancellation Policy
No Refunds after Thursday, November 29th.  FLBC Policy.


Day of Mindfulness Schedule (tentative)

Saturday 9:30 - 5:30
 9:15 Registration
 9:30 Morning Program  
12:15 Vegetarian Lunch 
 1:00 Outdoor Walking Meditation -or-Indoor Deep Relaxation
 2:00 Afternoon Program  
 5:00 Closing Circle

5:30 Depart

What to Bring:

Seating:  Chairs are available.  Bring a cushion and pad for floor seating, if desired.

Clothing: Wear layers to maintain your comfort level in regards to temperature. We will offer Outdoor Walking Meditation (coats and boots) and Touching the Earth (bring a blanket).


Retreat Weekend Schedule

Friday Evening
4:30 Check In & Registration Begins
5:30 Dinner
7:30 Evening Deep Relaxation

8:15  Breakfast
9:00   Mindful Greetings of DoM guests
9:30  Day of Mindfulness Program
5:30  Evening Meal
6:30 Mindful Tea
7:30  Evening Meditation

 7:00 Personal Practice. Tea Time.
 7:30 Meditation & Morning Program
10:00 Brunch
11:30 Afternoon Program

2:30 Closing
3:00 Cleanup and Departure

What to Bring:
Lodging:  The cabins are heated. Bring sheets, pillow, blanket, toiletries, and a towel.  

Other Items:  Everything on the Day of Mindfulness list (cushion and pad, layers of clothing), plus bring a flashlight and an alarm clock.





8 Dec 2018 - 9:15am - 5:30pm