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
Monday June 2nd - Reading: The 5 Mindfulness Trainings
Monday June 9th - Reading: The Art of Communicating
Monday June 16th - Reading: The Art of Communicating
Monday June 23rd - Deep Relaxation
Monday June 30th - Reading: The Art of Communicating
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
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