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 Yard Sale & Center Care Day


Our 6th annual Open Way Mindfulness Center community yard sale - our biggest and best fundraiser of the year!



Join us on Saturday May 13th from 8:00am-3:00pm for our 6th annual Open Way community yard sale fundraiser!

AND, enjoy a home baked treat while browsing for your next treasure! Gluten-free & vegan options will be featured! All donations help support our programs at Open Way. Read more »

13 May 2017 - 8:00am - 3:00pm

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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2017 Spring Retreat Confirmation Letter

Hello friends :)

Attached at the bottom of this page is a link to our 2017 Spring Family Retreat Confirmation Letter*, which contains the following information:

- Sample Schedule
- Lodging Information
- What to Bring List
- Teacher Donation Information
- Directions to the Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp (from Missoula & Helena areas)

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Missoula Meditation Groups Info

Updated January 2017

Be Here Now
In the Zen Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh’s Order of Interbeing
Meets every Monday night, 7:30-8:45pm
at the Open Way Mindfulness Center, 702 Brooks

Format: 20 minutes of sitting meditation followed by walking meditation, a reading, sharing time and ending with a circle for gratitude & healing.
Open to everyone, no experience necessary Free, donations appreciated
Contact: Nicole, Read more »

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