Beginner's Mind Zen Center
   northridge, california

You are welcome at Beginner's Mind Zen Center, a neighborhood zendo in Northridge, California.

It does not matter whether you are only interested in learning Zen meditation or have practiced it for years. Beginner's Mind offers instruction in zazen, discussion, and daily practice with Jane and Peter Schneider, experienced Zen Priests in the Shunryu Suzuki-roshi lineage of Soto Zen Buddhism.

upcoming events
Sat., Nov. 24th
Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony
following sittings
Sat., Dec. 1st
6:30am - 8pm
Sat., Dec. 2nd
6:30am - 5pm
Rohatsu Sesshin
2-day meditation retreat
info to folow | schedule | fees

For our regular weekday and Saturday
schedules, please refer to the 2018 schedule (PDF).


dharma talks
In her most recent dharma talk, Jane discusses transformation (21 October 2017).
In his most recent talk, Peter explored Way-seeking mind (28 October 2017).

For even more dharma talks, please use the "dharma talks" link in our right-hand menu. You can listen to talks online, download them (right-click...), or share them via social media or email.

Beginner's Mind Zen Center is affiliated with the San Francisco Zen Center, the Soto Zen Buddhist Association, and the American Zen Teachers Association.

Suzuki Roshi gardening

2018 schedule click here