Photo Credit: Brian Christianson

Photo Credit: Brian Christianson


Be Here Now Sangha

Be Here Now (BHN) is a mindfulness community rooted in the Plum Village tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and the 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 BHN 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!

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October 2019

Monday 7th: Reading: Five Mindfulness Trainings

Monday 14th: Read: Real Love by Sharon Salzberg

Monday 21st: Read: Real Love by Sharon Salzberg

Monday 28th: Read: Real Love by Sharon Salzberg

September 2019

Monday 2nd: Reading: Five Mindfulness Trainings

Monday 9th: Read: Real Love by Sharon Salzberg

Monday 16th: Outdoor Walking Meditation

Monday 23rd: Read: Real Love by Sharon Salzberg

Monday 30th: Teaching talk by Nicole on Sexual Energy

Upcoming Events Hosted by BHN:

Open mic night! Join us for our 2019-2020 winter series monthly open mic nights at the Open Way Mindfulness Center. Family friendly, kids are welcome. Our first two dates are:

Saturday November 16th, 7-10pm &

Saturday December 7th, 7-10pm


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.

Social time: Feel free to come a little early on Monday nights - anytime after 7:00pm - to chat and have some tea too!

A Little Bit More Info:

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 practice. Being joyfully together as a sangha (spiritual community) cultivates our connection to ourselves, one another and our larger global 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 essica 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:

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702 Brooks St.
Missoula, MT 59801 
Phone: 406-549-9005

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