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

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: 

www.montanakaimin.com/news/article_00127c6c-abe3-11e2-a448-001a4bcf6878.html

 

BE HERE NOW SCHEDULE

June 2014:


Monday June 2nd - Reading: The 5 Mindfulness Trainings 
Facilitator: Linds 

Monday June 9th - Reading: The Art of Communicating
Facilitator: Nicole 

Monday June 16th - Reading: The Art of Communicating
Facilitator: Rhonda 

Monday June 23rd - Deep Relaxation
Facilitator: Bob 

Monday June 30th - Reading: The Art of Communicating 

Facilitator: Rhonda


July 2014
 
Monday July 7th - Reading: The Five Mindfulness Trainings
Facilitator: Linds
 
Monday July 14th - Guided Meditation, 
Reading: The Art of Communicating 
Facilitator: Nicole
 
Monday July 21st - Reading: The Art of Communicating 
Facilitator: Bob
 
Monday July 28th - Reading: The Art of Communicating 
Facilitator: Rhonda  

 
August 2014
 
Monday August 4th - Reading: The Five Mindfulness Trainings
Facilitator: Nicole
 
Monday August 11th - Teaching Talk: Nicole
Facilitator: Linds 
 
Monday August 18th - Reading: The Art of Communicating
Facilitator: Bob
 
Monday August 25th - Reading: The Art of Communicating
Facilitator: Rhonda 
 
 
Upcoming:  

Be Here Now Summer Camping Trip: Friday August 15th-Sunday August 17th at Big Arm State Park on the Flathead Lake. For more info see our Be Here Now Community facebook page or email us.    

 

 

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