Open Way Sanghas

Our sanghas are rooted in the Zen based mindfulness tradition inspired by Thich Nhat Hanh and consist of Open Way & Be Here Now in Missoula, Flowing Mountains in Helena, and Open Sky in Kalispell.  


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 Way Solstice Celebration!

You are cordially invited to join the Open Way and Be Here Now Sanghas for an annual Solstice Celebration on Saturday December 10th.

9:00am-noonish: Kid Friendly Program; Kids of all ages are welcome!

Noonish-1:00ish: Solstice Vegetarian Potluck Lunch; Please bring something to share.

1:00ish-4:00ish: Adult Program, including: Sitting & Walking Meditation, Bringing Back the Light Ceremony (please bring a "gift of the spirit" to share in our ceremony: poem, song, story, reading, dance...), Sharing Circle Read more »

10 Dec 2016 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Mindful Community Conversations Series

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8 Sep 2016 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Online Donations

The Open Way Mindfulness Center in Missoula (which supports the Open Way and Be Here Now Sanghas as well as many other program groups, events, and classes), Open Sky Sangha of Kalispell, and Flowing Mountains of Helena accept donations online via paypal. Please make sure to choose the correct option in the drop down menu below. All donations are tax deductible. 

You can simply add more than one $25 option to your cart if you wish to make a donation higher than $25.  Read more »

Missoula Interfaith Collaborative Partnership

Missoula Interfaith Collaborative (MIC): 
Open Way/Be Here Now Partnership Info

Weekly programs

Open Way Sangha

Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:00pm

From 6:30pm until meditation starts at 7:00pm, tea and conversation are available in the library/kitchen area.  You may bring your own sitting cushion or bench to meditation or use one of the many cushions or chairs available at the Center.  Program starts with two 20 minute sitting periods with walking meditation inbetween.  The second hour is devoted to either tea ceremony, mindfulness trainings, dharma discussion, a talk, or sutra service - see calendar for schedule.  Free and open to all.   

Be Here Now Sangha

Mondays 7:30pm – 8:45pm

An open, relaxed format meditation group beginning with 20 minutes of sitting meditation followed by walking meditation, a group reading, sharing circle, and closing with a gratitude and healing circle.  Free and open to all - a great group for beginner and experienced practitioners alike! 

See the complete calendar

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Missoula Meditation Practice Communities List

Attached you'll find an updated list of local Missoula Meditation Practice Communities. There are many wonderful groups that meet weekly in various traditions. Be sure to check them out and see which one you connect with, all are open and free to attend.

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