Contact

Reach out here to schedule a course or workshop at your organization or event, or to ask any questions you have. I look forward to connecting!

Ethics

Everyone is welcome here. Our practice, teaching, and group dynamics are guided by the precepts of Zen Buddhism, as taught by Zenways in London. We value inclusion, diversity, compassion, and social justice, and are committed to doing the inner work to dismantle bias, suffering, trauma, and unconsciousness, so that we can become part of the solution in dismantling harm in our society and creating new structures of peace, sustainability, equality, and respect. Our practice methods aim to be trauma-sensitive and trauma-resolving. We offer both full and partial scholarships for all our programs. We practice Zen meditation and mindfulness to cultivate inner wisdom, healing, and liberation, which in turn contribute to outer and systemic wisdom, healing, and liberation, and the end of suffering for all beings. If there’s anything you need, to improve your experience of learning, practice, connecting, and being in our community, please let us know so we can support you fully: support@enteringthestream.co.

Resources

Introducing Zen meditation and mindfulness: The Miracle of Mindfulness (Thich Nhat Hanh)

Introducing our style of Zen practice: Practical Zen: Meditation and Beyond (Julian Daizan Skinner)

On essential compassion skills: The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion (Chris Germer)

On discovering your true nature: I Am That (Nisargadatta Maharaj)

On safe healing and embodiment: Attachment-Based Yoga and Meditation for Trauma Recovery (Deirdre Fay); Waking the Tiger (Peter Levine)

On ending internalized (often unconscious) bias: How to Be an Anti-Racist (Ibram X. Kendi)

On social justice, healing, and intersections in Zen: The Way of Tenderness (Zenju Earthlyn Manuel)

On a Zen life: The Zen Character (on the life of Zen master Shinzan Miyamae)

On mindfulness in modern life: Wherever You Go, There You Are (Jon Kabat-Zinn)

Source for meditation mats, cushions, and other practice equipment: DharmaCrafts

“Beings who have understood how it all is, who have realized their identity with the ātman, are stream enterers; they have tasted the flow of the nectar of liberation. They know something others do not know. Every part of their life is colored by that merging. They touch us not only through what they can share, but also through what they cannot share, what they themselves have become.” –Ram Dass
“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.” –Arundhati Roy
“We practice not just for ourselves, but for everyone, and the stream of life continues.” -Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh
“Break your pitcher against a rock. We don’t need any longer to haul pieces of the ocean around.” –Rumi
“Love takes off the masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within. I use the word ‘love’ here not merely in the personal sense but as a state of being, or a state of grace – not in the infantile American sense of being made happy but in the tough and universal sense of quest and daring and growth.” –James Baldwin