Dissolve your stress and come alive…
Welcome to Entering the Stream!
We’re an online school and community for inner peace in the modern world, available everywhere.
As practitioners have known for centuries, inner practice can open, heal, and transform your mind, body, and energy, freeing you to reduce stress and suffering, come alive, and come into alignment with your most genuine and peaceful life (which is naturally of the greatest service to others).
My name is Mary Hartley Platt. (It’s a double first name! I go by “Mary Hartley” or “MH,” or by my Zen name, “Daikan.”)
I’m a spiritual teacher and a Zen meditation and mindfulness teacher, apprenticed to my primary teacher, Zen master Julian Daizan Skinner, founder of Zenways in London.
In his words (and thanks to his life-changing example), I’ve had “a remarkable experience of [my] own life having been transformed by Zen practice,” and by the other techniques I’ve found and developed (and now teach). I incorporate modern approaches to compassion, trauma healing, energy psychology, the sacred feminine and masculine, social justice, and neuroscience, alongside our Zen tradition. I have been able to heal from decades of depression, anxiety, anorexia, complex trauma (C-PTSD), existential doubt, disconnection from my authentic self and purpose, and more, through daily practice over time.
It’s been beyond my wildest dreams of what I realized was possible in life (and continues to develop more every day).
So, sharing this style of transformational practice with you now is my greatest honor and pleasure.
Life can get better and deeper, more peaceful, free, and real. The key is starting an effective inner practice, that washes away stress in your mind, body, and energy system, heals past pain and limiting beliefs at the roots, connects you strongly to the present moment, and reveals who you really are, so you can embody that truth fully and freely in the world off the meditation cushion.
It’s natural to get stuck in stress and suffering. The structure of the human mind and the painful ways our society has developed make this essentially a universal experience (and not your fault!). However, it does not have to be a life sentence. It is fully possible to grow and heal beyond this state, and learn techniques to open up your deepest peace, happiness, wisdom, freedom, and fulfillment (and become of genuine service to others). You can be the person you’re most meant to be (the person you already are inside, beneath whatever blocks you may be experiencing).
I can help you discover and enter this reality, through simple, inner techniques.
Click through to learn more about our 6-week introductory course (“Finding Inner Peace”), online practice community (“Stream Circle”), and one-to-one sessions — all available online from wherever you are — so you can get started in your own transformational inner practice.
I can’t wait to meet you and practice together!
A more peaceful and satisfying experience of life is waiting for you…
I’ll answer some frequently asked questions below, so keep reading if you’d like to learn more.