Stream Circle: An online community for inner practice, connection, and growth

Connecting with others is a powerful base for our inner practice. The fact of being in community amplifies our own practice, inspires us to continue when we falter for whatever reason, and mirrors our contributions, thereby making them more potent. We, in turn, encourage others, and together we create a positive feedback loop that can be a support in times of joy and need.

Just sitting together in meditation, in non-judgmental, welcoming presence, even as the deeper layers arise, can be life-changing, unlocking greater health, happiness, and compassion for self and others. It is invaluable, fun & human, and it works.

This is what we are working towards here in Stream Circle.

As the beloved non-duality teacher Ram Dass has said, “we are all just walking each other home,” and the pace is your pace.

It can work well to join after taking our 2-week course (“Learn to Meditate”) or 6-week course (“Finding Inner Peace”).

You’re also welcome to sign up as your first experience at Entering the Stream. It’s a long-standing tradition to join a group and learn your inner practice as you go along, and we provide everything you need to get started.

Stream Circle meets…

Online everywhere

…and we would love for you to join us!

The inner peace, joy, wisdom, and fulfillment that meditators have been uncovering for generations from the inside out, are waiting for you, too, as you explore and develop your inner practice. Practicing together can help you enter this reality more swiftly and fully, in every moment. (The energy of Stream Circle is like a positive “vortex,” helping us all deepen and arrive into our whole, real lives, more easily than we could do alone.)

Our weekly sessions are taught by our co-teacher Dainei Tracy, an inspiring and grounded guide to meditation and inner life, with over four decades of experience and insight to draw on in supporting your personal path and discovery. Recent students have called her “magical,” “a warm and golden person,” and “just the best thing ever!” You can read more about Dainei and her work right here. She’s in the final stage of publishing her first book (an experiential taste of liberation written as a poetic legend!).

Our founding teacher, Mary Hartley, leads our “Beginner’s Welcome” sessions (see below), as well as being available to answer your questions and offer support any time in our private Facebook forum and by email. It’s her voice you’ll hear in the “Quickstart Guide to Zen Meditation” on your Stream Circle members’ website page, as you’re beginning and developing your meditation practice.

 

Read on, to see our practice schedule and learn how to sign up as a member.

Our practice schedule

We meet each week to practice and connect, online on Zoom from all over the world. Our weekly Zen meditation session is recorded, so you can watch or listen later on your own schedule, if you can’t attend live. (All of our sessions and recordings have closed captions and VTT transcripts available.) Sign up for membership below!

 

Tuesdays

Meditation Group — 8 am LA / 11 am NYC / 4 pm London

Join us on Zoom for our weekly 60-minute Zen meditation class. You can log in from wherever you are — at home, at your desk, outside in nature, anywhere that works for you. We begin the session with a short welcome and a chance to check in, followed by two sitting meditation periods (one guided, and one in silence), with a break in between for reflection, further sharing or questions, and mindfulness. Our goal is for you to leave each week feeling refreshed, connected, inspired, and supported, in mind, body, and energy. From the grounding and peace of your own space, connect with other meditators and enrich your life and inner path.

On the first Tuesday of every quarter, this session is a “Beginner’s Welcome,” offering a friendly and informal opportunity to meet your teachers, exchange introductions with new (and long-term) members of Stream Circle, and learn some simple and accessible entry points into meditation as you’re getting started.

 

Fridays

Office Hours — 8 am LA / 11 am NYC / 4 pm London

Our weekly 60-minute “Office Hours” is a chance to stop by on Zoom for a one-to-one chat with your teacher about any questions and practice experiences you’ve been having recently. Personal support can help deepen and accelerate your practice (and make it more gentle, alive, and fun). This is an online drop-in session, and she’ll invite you into the Zoom meeting one person at a time. If there’s someone ahead of you, please feel free to meditate while you wait. 

 

Stream Circle is a community committed to inner practice, genuine living, holistic healing, and a peaceful world, and we’d love for you to join.

How to join

You can join Stream Circle by registering as a member below.

Membership is $37/month (and you receive one month free, if you subscribe for 6 months at a time). You can cancel your membership any time.

(Please note that we offer full and partial scholarships to Stream Circle and encourage you to apply. No one is turned away from lack of funds.)

When you sign up, you’ll receive a welcome email within 24 hours, with the full details and instructions for attending our sessions and accessing our online spaces (including a private Facebook group, where you can connect with fellow members and find a “Practice Buddy,” if you’d like to).

You can come as often or as occasionally as you’d like. Even practicing in a group and/or touching base with a teacher just once a month or so will multiply and strengthen your results and enjoyment in your inner practice (and life).

Follow these steps to register now:

Option 1: Pay monthly ($37/month)

This membership option renews automatically each month until you cancel it. We offer a Satisfaction Guarantee (full refund within the first 14 days, so you can try the program with no risk). To sign up for Stream Circle, please read our Student Agreement here, and agree to the terms below. Then follow the link to PayPal, to complete your subscription.

Option 2: 6 months (Get 1 month free, $185 today)

This membership option offers a reduced payment rate for subscribing in advance (thank you so much!). It renews automatically every 6 months until you cancel, which you can do any time. It includes a full refund within the first 14 days, if you’re not satisfied with Stream Circle for any reason. To sign up, please read our Student Agreement here, and agree to the terms below. Then follow the link to PayPal, to complete your subscription.

 

Your presence in Stream Circle will make a significant difference, both to you and to everyone here who’s exploring this path of peace, discovery, healing, and freedom. Come join us for nourishing, liberating, collective magic!

If you have any questions, please feel welcome to reach out.

 

 

“Love and Justice are not two. Without inner change, there can be no outer change. Without collective change, no change matters.” –Rev. angel Kyodo williams
“Building community is to the collective what spiritual practice is to the individual.” –Grace Lee Boggs