Open Way Mindfulness Center - 702 Brooks Missoula, Montana - 406-549-9005 -openwaysangha [at] aol [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 a recent 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:
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
Monday September 1st - Reading: The 5 Mindfulness Trainings
Monday September 8th - Reading: The Art of Communicating
Monday September 15th - Reading: The Art of Communicating
Monday September 22nd - Deep Relaxation
Monday September 29th - Teaching talk, Nicole: Embracing & Letting Go
October 2014 Monday October 6th - Reading: The Five Mindfulness Trainings Facilitator: Nicole Monday October 13th - Reading: The Art of Communicating Facilitator: Bob Monday October 20th - Special guest, Dharma teacher Chan Huy Facilitator: Rhonda Monday October 27th - Reading: The Art of Communicating Facilitator: Linds
Be Here Now Potluck: Sunday October 5th, 5:00-8:00pm (or so) at Nicole's house (for more info please email BeHereNowCommunity [at] yahoo [dot] com). We're suggesting the theme of Local Harvest - so if you have a dish or item you can bring to share that would incorporate a local seasonal ingredient please do! And if you're stumped or simply want to pick something up at the store on your way that's great too!
Open Mic Nights!: Our montly winter series open mic nights will be starting on Saturday November 15th from 7:00-10:00pm at the Open Way Center. All types of sharing are welcome and encouraged: music, song, dance, poetry, story telling, show-n-tell, art, comedy, skits... This is a family friendly event, kids are welcome! Snacks are welcome too! Free, donations appreciated.
Feel free to bring your friends and family along, kids are always welcome.