Welcome! Entering the Stream is a teaching organization and community for Rinzai Zen meditation and mindfulness in the modern world. We are based in Washington, DC, and online everywhere.
Our practices are remarkable and powerful, grounded in a dynamic and highly transformational tradition from the mountains of central Japan (embodied by our teacher in Japan, Zen master Shinzan Miyamae), first taught in the West by Zenways (our parent group in central London, founded by Zen master Julian Daizan Skinner).
Starting a daily Zen practice will change your life. For generations, the results have been simple, guaranteed, and yet extraordinary.
You can wash away stress at deep levels, come alive, discover more about who you really are, and come into balance with the life most meant for you.
Our teacher and founder (Mary Hartley Platt, PhD, Oxford University) has experienced firsthand (and continues to explore every day) the embodied peace, healing, transformation, and freedom that Zen practice can create.
It’s easy to learn and get started. Come experience it for yourself…