Welcome! Entering the Stream is a teaching organization and community for Rinzai Zen meditation and mindfulness in the modern world, based in Washington, DC, and online everywhere.
Our practices are beautiful and dynamic, grounded in a highly transformational tradition from the mountains of central Japan (represented by our teacher in Japan, Zen master Shinzan Miyamae), introduced in the West by Zenways (our parent group in central London, founded by Zen master Julian Daizan Skinner). We incorporate modern research in compassion, trauma healing, social justice, the sacred feminine and masculine, and neuroscience, alongside our Zen lineage.
Starting a daily Zen practice can change your life. You can wash away your stress and suffering at root levels within, come alive, discover more about who you really are, and come into balance with the path most meant for you.
Our teacher and founder is Mary Hartley Platt (PhD, Oxford University). She has experienced firsthand (and continues to explore every day) the remarkable inner peace, healing, embodied transformation, and freedom that our style of Zen practice can create.
It’s easy to learn and get started, and it’s been working for generations. Come discover it for yourself…