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.

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 July 3rd
Second Diversity Training Talk, Jennifer
Facilitator: Nicole
Monday July 10th
Outdoor Walking Meditation
Facilitator: Linds
Monday July 17th
Reading: Pay Attention for Goodness' Sake
Facilitator: Bob
Monday July 24th
Reading: Pay Attention for Goodness' Sake
Facilitator: Rhonda
Monday July 31st
Reading: Pay Attention for Goodness' Sake
Facilitator: Rhonda




Monday August 7th
Third Diversity Training Talk, Linds
Facilitator: Linds
Monday August 14th
Outdoor Walking Meditation
Facilitator: Jennifer
Monday August 21st
Reading: Pay Attention for Goodness' Sake
Facilitator: Drew
Monday August 28th
Reading: Pay Attention for Goodness' Sake
Facilitator: Bob


Diversity Training Talk series:

Our new series of talks about the Diversity Trainings will start with a teaching talk on May 22. Then we'll have a talk and discussion about each training on the first Monday of the month, starting in June:

Monday May 22nd: Teaching talk about the Diversity Trainings, Nicole
Monday June 5: Diversity Training #1, Mike
Monday July 3: Diversity Training #2, Jennifer
Monday August 7: Diversity Training #3, Linds
Monday September 4: Diversity Training #4, Amy F
Monday October 2: Diversity Training #5, Theresa
Monday November 6: Diversity Training #6, Drew
Monday December 4: Diversity Training #7, Rhonda

To read the Diversity Trainings, click here


Coming Up!


BHN Campout!

Friday-Sunday, August 18th-20th


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! $30/pp, 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 watercrafts you may have for floating on the lake.  Arrival is on Friday August 18th, anytime, and departure is on Sunday August 20th, mid-late afternoon. Friends & family are welcome – the more the merrier :) Stay for 1 night or 2 nights, it’s up to you!


(Big Arm State Park is about 1.5 hours from Missoula.)


To reserve your spot please RSVP to by Friday August 4th,

early registration is appreciated!

(Once you email us we’ll send you a link to pay via paypal)