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 -

Open Way Solstice Celebration

Join the Open Way Sangha for an annual solstice celebration on Saturday December 12th from 10:00am-4:00pm.

10:00-12:00pm: Special programming to accommodate our kiddos

12:00pm: Potluck lunch, please bring something to share!

1:00-4:00pm: Bringing back the light ceremony and beginning anew sharing, please bring something to share during this circle (poem, song, story...)

Please come for all or part of the day as you are able. Kids are especially encouraged to attend in the morning.

12 Dec 2015 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Practice of Silence Class

Local Dharma teacher Rowan Conrad will be offering a 3-part class series on the Practice of Silence. Classes are open and free to attend. Class dates are as follows:

Thursday October 15th, 7:00-9:00pm
Thursday November 12th, 7:00-9:00pm
Thursday December 10th, 7:00-9:00pm

15 Oct 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Online Donations Now Accepted

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) and Open Sky Sangha of Kalispell now accept donations online via paypal.  Please make sure to choose the correct option in the drop down menu below.  (We'll be able to accept donations for the Flowing Mountains Sangha in Helena starting soon!). 

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
To check out the MIC's end

2015 Montana Open Way Newsletter

Dear friends,

Ready for reading & enjoying: Open Way's 2015 edition of News & Views, The Art of Gratitude.  A big thank you to Steve and Jodi Allison-Bunnell for all of their hard work and to all of those that contributed to the newsletter!  Our current editon is filled with personal stories, photographs, poems, sangha news and 2016 Open Way retreat dates and info.    

Our Winter 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 editions are also still available for a gander, see attached.   Read more »

Weekly programs

Open Way Sangha

Tuesdays 7pm sharp – 9pm

Our Traditional Sangha meeting. From 6:30 p.m. until meditation starts at 7:00, 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 meditation, mindfulness trainings, dharma discussion or a talk - 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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