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 -openwaysangha [at] gmail [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 an 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

 

For more info please contact Nicole at beherenowcommunity [at] yahoo [dot] com or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BeHereNowCommunity

 

 

Be Here Now Schedule

                            
                                      

AUGUST
                            Monday August 3rd
                            Reading: Mindfulness Trainings
                            Facilitator: Linds
 

                            Monday August 10th
                            Reading: One City by Ethan Nichtern
                            Facilitator: Rhonda
 

                            Monday August 17th
                            Reading: One City
                            Facilitator: Bob


                            Monday August 24th
                            Reading: One City
                            Facilitator: Nicole


                            Monday August 31st
                            Reading: One City
                            Facilitator: Linds
 

 

September
                            Monday September 7th
                            Reading: Mindfulness Trainings
                            Facilitator: Bob
 

                            Monday September 14th
                            Special Program: Teaching Talk by Nicole
                            Facilitator: Rhonda
 

                            Monday September 21st
                            Speical Program: Deep Relaxation
                            Facilitator: Nicole


                            Monday September 28th
                            Reading: One City by Ethan Nichtern
                            Facilitator: Linds


                          
 



Upcoming:  

Be Here Now Potluck:

Sunday September 20th from 5:00-8:00pm at Nicole's House (for more info email BeHereNowCommunity [at] yahoo [dot] com).  Please bring a dish to share and feel free to bring your family and friends along :)