Open Way Mindfulness Center - 702 Brooks Missoula, Montana - 406-549-9005 -openwaysangha [at] aol [dot] com
Be Here Now
Be Here Now is a mindfulness community rooted in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh and the Zen based Order of Interbeing. Formed in the fall of 2002 Be Here Now meets every Monday night, come rain, shine, snow or holiday :), from 7:30-8:45pm at the Open Way Mindfulness Center in Missoula, Montana (702 Brooks, next to Rose Memorial Park).
We're always free to attend and everyone is welcome! We are open to and have all ages at Be Here Now but we do mostly consist of folks in their 20's and 30's. No experience necessary, it's a great group for beginners and experienced practitioners alike. Come on by any Monday and check us out, open to all!
Our Format: We are a relaxed format group that emphasizes a welcoming atmosphere and comfort (there are many different kinds of seating options to partake in). We start with a 15-20 minute silent sitting meditation period followed by some walking meditation, where we practice to connect fully with our steps and enjoy our walking and breathing. We then have a reading followed by an open sharing circle and close with a circle for gratitude and healing. Lastly, before we depart for the night, we take a few minutes for community announcements.
Throughout the year we have council meetings, community potlucks, open mic nights, days of mindfulness and other gatherings and classes that help to strengthen our connection to one another on the path of friendship and practice. Being joyfully together as a sangha (spiritual community) cultivates our connection to ourselves, one another and our larger world community. It is one of the most important and influential actions we can do.
To listen to a recent interview on Be Here Now (April, 2013) done by Jessica Murri (a jounalism student at the UM) that aired on KBGA college radio go to: soundcloud.com/jessicamurri/group-feeds-mindfulness
Or check out the print version of the same interview at:
BE HERE NOW SCHEDULE
February 2014February 3rd Mindfulness Training Talk: True Happiness, Speaker: Amy February 10th Reading: How to Train a Wild Elephant February 17th Reading: The Art of Communication, Thich Nhat Hanh February 24th Reading: The Art of Communication, TNH March 2014 March 3rd Mindfulness Training Talk: True Love, Speaker: Nicole March 10th Reading: The Art of Communication, Thich Nhat Hanh March 17th Reading: The Art of Communication, Thich Nhat Hanh March 24th Reading: The Art of Communication, Thich Nhat Hanh March 31st Reading: The Art of Communication, Thich Nhat Hanh Upcoming: Be Here Now Day of Mindfulness: Sunday February 23rd, 10:00-4:00pm. Lunch will be provided! Free! For more info see the main calendar or our BHN facebook page. Open Mic Night!: Join us for our next (and LAST) one on Saturday March 1st at 7:00pm. A great chance to share whatever you want to share (music, art, poetry, dance, comedy...) or simply come to listen and be with good folks. All are welcome, kids too! Snacks to share are welcome too :)
For more info please contact Nicole at beherenowcommunity [at] yahoo [dot] com or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BeHereNowCommunity
To view Nicole's retreat & mindfulness practice blog check out: www.goingoutwordsandinwords.wordpress.com