Welcome! Entering the Stream is a teaching space and community for Rinzai Zen meditation and mindfulness in the modern world, in Washington, DC and online everywhere. Our practices are based in a dynamic and remarkable lineage from central Japan, introduced in the West by Zenways, our parent group in central London.
Distilled over thousands of years, our Zen techniques cultivate deep inner peace, clarity, balance, vitality, embodiment, and genuine relationship to reality, right in the midst of modern life. Starting a daily Zen practice will free you from suffering and strain at the roots, and enable you to be and become who you really are, from the inside out.
Our teacher and founder is Mary Hartley Platt (PhD, Oxford University), who has explored and experienced firsthand (and continues every day) the inner discovery, healing, transformation, and genuine life alignment that Zen practice creates.
For generations, the results have been simple, guaranteed, and yet extraordinary.
It’s easy to learn and get started.
Come discover it!