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

                            
                                          JUNE

 

Monday June 1st

Reading: Mindfulness Trainings

Facilitator: Nicole

Monday June 8th

Reading: One City by Ethan Nichtern

Facilitator: Linds

Monday June 15th

Reading: One City

Facilitator: Rhonda

Monday June 22nd 

Deep Relaxation

Facilitator: Nicole 

Monday June 29th 

Reading: One City

Facilitator: Bob

                                                                                           

                                                             JULY

Monday July 6th

Reading: Mindfulness Trainings

Facilitator: Linds

Monday July 13th

Reading: One City by Ethan Nichtern

Facilitator: Rhonda

Monday July 20th

Reading: One City

Facilitator: Bob

Monday July 27th

Reading: One City

Facilitator: Nicole

 

 

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
 


 



Upcoming:  

BHN Campout!: Join us at Big Arm State Park on the Flathead Lake for our annual summer camp out! We have tent sites reserved right on the water and fun will be had! 


$20/pp or $30/per couple. Cost includes campsite fees, breakfast on Sat. & Sun. and dinner on Saturday night (all other meals are up to you). 

Dogs are welcome! Be sure to bring any water crafts you may have for floating around ☺ Arrival is on Friday after 3:00pm and departure is on Sunday early-mid afternoon. 

Space is limited! To reserve your spot email us at BeHereNowCommunity@yahoo.com & turn in your $ to Nicole.