Open Way Sanghas

Our sanghas are rooted in the Zen based mindfulness tradition of the Order of Interbeing, part of a world-wide community inspired by teacher and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.  

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 -openwaysangha [at] aol [dot] com

Yard Sale Fundraiser - Donations Needed!

Our 3rd annual Open Way yard sale fundraiser will be coming up on Saturday May 17th and we need your help to make it a big success!

From now through early May we'll be collecting donations for the yard sale.  Items, such as: books, clothing, toys, games, tools, kitchen & household goods, craft supplies, and other miscellaneous items will be wonderfully accepted.  We cannot accept large items, such as furniture, due to lack of storage, however, if you would like to bring those things on the day of the sale we would be happy to try to sell them :) Read more »

Open Way Spring Retreat

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!  We have a new registration set up, please see the Registration headline below for all the details.   Read more »

1 May 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:30pm

Open Mic Night Rescheduled!

Since our last open mic night was cancelled due to winter weather conditions we have rescheduled our next and LAST open mic night of this winter's series for Saturday April 12th at 7:00pm! We hope you can join us!

Family friendly, kids are welcome. Snacks to share are welcome too :) All types of sharings are welcome: music, song, poetry, art, dance, comedy, stories, show-n-tell... Or simply come to hang out with good folks and bask in the glow of creativity and community.

Free, donations appreciated!

12 Apr 2014 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Winter 2013 Newsletter

Dear friends,

Open Way's 2013 Winter edition of News & Views, Ripening Practice: Gifts Along the Path is HOT off the presses!  A big thank you to Steve Allison-Bunnell for all of his hard work and to all of those that contributed to the newsletter.  Our current editon is filled with wonderful personal stories, photographs, poems, sangha info and news and 2014 Open Way retreat dates.    

Our Winter 2010, 2011 and 2012 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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