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 teachers in the Shunryu Suzuki-roshi lineage of Soto Zen Buddhism.

upcoming events
Sat., May 30th
Sun., May 31st
2-Day Sesshin
meditation retreat
info | schedule | fees

In the most recent dharma talk, Jane explores the wisdom of body, speech and mind. 16 May 2015.

In his most recent dharma talk, Peter discusses Dogen's statement "to study the self is to lose the self," and how forgiving the self might play in that. 9 May 2015.


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

2015 schedule click here

Fri - May 22
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM
40-minute zazen + service
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
30-minute zazen
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Join us to discuss the current book.
Sat - May 23
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Zazen lessons by appt. Call (818) 349-7708, email us, or RSVP in our Meetup group.
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
30-minute zazen
10-minute kinhin (walking meditation)
30-minute zazen+talk
Samu (work period)
Sun - May 24
There are no events scheduled for this day.
Mon - May 25

Memorial Day
Regular schedule is suspended.
Tue - May 26
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM
40-minute zazen + service
7:00 PM - 7:40 PM
40-minute zazen