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!

Open Sky Sangha

 

Open Sky Sangha in Kalispell, MT

A Community of Mindful Living in the Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh 


Our vision is to offer support to one another as we nurture our practice of mindfulness, joy and peace.  We believe that by practicing together, stilling the mind and body, and by looking deeply at causes of suffering we can begin to cultivate openness, compassion, inclusiveness, and well being within ourselves, our families, our community, our environment, and our world.

Meets: Every Thursday from 6:30-8:30pm (see weekly schedule below)

Location: Two Rivers Aikido Zen Center in the KM Building, 220 1st Ave. E., enter through the parking lot doors.

For more info: Contact Gina at openskysangha@gmail.com 

  

Thursday Evening
Meditation 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Dharma Sharing 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Beginners are always welcome!

 

8/3  The Four Nutriments:  Edible food, Sense Impressions, Volition, Consciousness
8/10  Applying the Practice in Our Everyday Lives
8/17  Wisdom and Compassion, The Two Truths
8/24  Death Cafe  http://deathcafe.com/     
At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death.  Our objective is 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives'
8/31  5 Mindfulness Trainings


Dharma Study:  Continue reading and discussing Nothing To It: Ten Ways To Be at Home with Yourself, by Br. Phap Hai.  This month, we'll finish Chapter 1, The One Thing That Nourishes Us All, and we'll begin Chapter 2, The Two Truths.

Noontime Meditation in Kalispell, cancelled for the summer, see you in the fall.

  

MEDITATION    6:30 - 7:30
Meditation begins with 20 minutes of guided meditation, followed by 10 minutes of walking meditation, and then a 20 minute silent sitting meditation. Chairs are available.

DHARMA SHARING   7:30 - 8:30
Dharma sharing is an opportunity for us to develop relationships with one another as we practice deep listening and loving speech. This is also an opportunity to ask questions and share our mindfulness practice with one another. 

 

"There are many deep, marvelous, and indeed, mystical teachings of the Buddha.  Whenever we encounter a teaching, we need to always ask ourselves:  How can I apply this teaching to my own situation?  Is this a useful teaching for me at this time?"  These are questions Br. Phap Hai poses to the reader, let us reflect upon these questions as we sink into the dharma of our lives.



5 Mindfulness Trainings  
The Five Mindfulness Trainings represent the Buddhist vision for a global spirituality and ethic.  They are a concrete expression of the Buddha's teachings on the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path, the path of right understanding and true love, leading to healing, transformation, and happiness fro ourselves and for the world.

 

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