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 -

                                            Interested in renting the Open Way Mindfulness Center? Please email us!

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:

Or check out the print version of the same interview at:


For more info please contact Nicole at or check us out on Facebook at



Be Here Now Schedule


Monday April 4th
Fourth Mindfulness Training Talk, Bob
Facilitator: Drew
Monday April 11th

Reading: Pay Attention for Goodness' Sake
Facilitator: Amy
Monday April 18th
Teaching Talk: Nicole
Facilitator: Rhonda
Monday April 25th
Reading: Pay Attention for Goodness' Sake
Facilitator: Kelly



Monday May 2nd
Fifth Mindfulness Training Talk, Amy K
Facilitator: Bob
Monday May 9th

Reading: Pay Attention for Goodness' Sake
Facilitator: Amy F
Monday May 16th
Reading: Pay Attention for Goodness' Sake
Facilitator: Rhonda
Monday May 23rd
Reading: Pay Attention for Goodness' Sake
Facilitator: Drew
Monday May 30th
Reading: Pay Attention for Goodness' Sake
Facilitator: Linds




Save the Dates
this Summer!

BBQ/Potluck/Open Mic Night!
Saturday July 23rd, 6:00-10:00pm
at Nicole's House
(more info to follow)

BHN Summer Camping Trip to the Flathead Lake!
Friday August 19-Sunday 21st
at Big Arm State Park
(more info to follow)