Open Way Sanghas

Our sanghas are rooted in the mindfulness tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh and consist of Open Way & Be Here Now in Missoula, Flowing Mountains in Helena, Open Sky in Kalispell, and the TNH Group in Bozeman.


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.

Social time: Feel free to come a little early on Monday nights - anytime after 7:00pm - to chat and have some tea too!

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



April 2018

Monday April 2nd
Fourth Mindfulness Training Talk: Ashly
Monday April 9th
Teaching Talk: Nicole
Monday April 16th
Reading: Being Peace

Monday April 23rd
Reading: Being Peace

Monday April 30th
Reading: Being Peace


 May 2018

Monday 7th: 5th Mindfulness Training Talk, Drew

Monday 14th: Read, Being Peace

Monday 21st: Outdoor Walking Meditation

Monday 28th: Read, Being Peace 


June 2018

Monday 4th: Diversity Trainings

Monday 11th: Read, Being Peace

Monday 18th: Outdoor Walking Meditation
 & Deep Relaxation

Monday 25th: Read, Being Peace 




Coming Up:


Tangible Hope Concert with Josh Farmer, Storytelling with Marc Moss & More! In proud partnership with the Missoula Interfaith Collaborative (MIC), we're happy to spread the word about this upcoming event. This is an interfaith event and we'd love to have sangha members from BHN & OW there in attendance. From the MIC: Tangible Hope is a musical journey and celebration of the working towards creating a stronger community through programs like Family Promise and Missoula Works. Join the Pura Vida Community Chorus led by Josh Farmer, the Missoula Ringers, John Floridis and Lion's Den as we come together in solidarity to envision a better tomorrow.  Saturday May 5th, 6:00-7:30pm at the Wilma. Tickets are $15. If you plan on attending, please let me know, as it would be great to form a crew and sit together :) Facebook event:
Yard Sale: Our 7th annual Open Way Mindfulness Center community yard sale fundraiser will be on Saturday May 12th from 8:00am-3:00pm. We're collecting donations all through March & April and they can be dropped off at anytime at the center, under the canopy situated in the driveway. I'll be looking to pull together a team of volunteers to take shifts during the sale as the time gets closer, so please stay tuned - donations & volunteer support are what make our lovely center possible!


BHN Campout! Our annual BHN campout is set for Thursday August 2nd- Sunday August 5th at Big Arm State Park, situated on the Flathead Lake. We managed to get the group camping site again, too! Hooray! Save the date!