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.
Flowing Mountains Sangha
Flowing Mountains Sangha in Helena, MT
An Open Way Community of Mindful Living in the Tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh
Meets Tuesdays, St. John’s Building, 25 South Ewing
(use entrance from parking lot in back of building off S. Rodney St.)
walking & sitting meditation, 6:30 & 7:00 p.m.
program, 7:30 p.m. ~ closing 8:30 p.m.
1st Tues: Mindfulness Trainings (guidelines for ethical living)
2nd Tues: Meditation (instruction, practice)
3rd Tues: Sharing the Way (teachings, talks)
4th Tues: Nurturing Wisdom & Compassion (discussion, guided practice)
for more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Now we come to February, the month of Valentine’s Day, the month of love. During February, March, and April, we will offer a guided Metta (Loving Kindness) meditation at 7 p.m. each Tuesday (please see the attached poster). You are welcome to come to the silent meditation at 6:30, or just for the 7 p.m. guided meditation. Programs for February are detailed below; Ann Kuntzweiler is leading. This month we will continue with the Eightfold Path – in fact, we’ll be taking two steps this month!
February 7 – Mindfulness Trainings Recitation
February 14 – Right Livelihood, presentation by Michael Pipp and discussion
February 21 – Right Effort, presentation by Ann Kuntzweiler and discussion
February 28 – Check in
Flowing Mountains is actively served by four Order of Interbeing members as well as committed practitioners. Our OI members are as follows:
Sandra SuZanne ("Zan") Murray, a writer and editor, and co-founder of Flowing Mountains. She also enjoys gardening, cooking, and handcrafts.
Jonathan Matthews, a professor at Carroll College and a co-founder of Flowing Mountains. He is also a national champion racewalker.
Stan Voreyer, a retired mental health care provider. He has taken Thay's advice of living a non-busy life to be his foremost practice.
Ann Kuntzweiler is exploring right livelihood through life coach certification.