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 

                                                         openwaysangha@gmail.com

                         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: 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@yahoo.com or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BeHereNowCommunity

 

 

Be Here Now Schedule

                                                                                                                             

                          

 
December

Monday December 4th
  Seventh Diversity Training Talk, Rhonda
Monday December 11th
White Elephant Gift Exchange & Ugly Sweater Contest! (see more info below)
Monday December 18th
Deep Relaxation
Monday December 25th (yep, we're still meeting!)
Reading: Being Peace

 

January 2018

Monday January 1st
Reading: Being Peace
Monday January 8th
First Mindfulness Training Talk: Bob
Monday January 15th
Reading: Being Peace
Monday January 22nd
Reading: Being Peace

Monday January 29th
Reading: Being Peace

 

February 2018

Monday February 5th
Second Mindfulness Training Talk: Linds
Monday February 12th
Reading: Being Peace
Monday February 19th
Teaching Talk: Nicole Dunn
Monday February 26th
Reading: Being Peace

 

 

                                                                                     

 



Coming Up:

  



OPEN MIC NIGHTS!
 
Hooray, our Open Mic Nights have started!

Upcoming Dates:

Saturday December 9th from 7:00-10:00pm
Saturday January 13th from 7:00-10:00pm
Saturday February 17th from 7:00-10:00pm

All forms of creative sharing are welcome and encouraged: poetry, story telling, music, comedy, improv games, show-n-tell, magic... the sky's the limit! Just please note that this is a family friendly event and kids are super welcome to come AND to participate.

Bringing along snacks to share is a super great idea too - just sayin' :)

Come to share or simply come to hang out and be in good company - though we do highly encourage you to share! We all have something to share, so get creative!

Bring your friends and family along! Free & open to attend.