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
Fri., February 27th
Daigaku Rummé Visit
Sat., February 28th
All-Sangha Meeting
Sat., March 14th
Sun., March 15th
beginning at 7am
Garage Sale


In the most recent dharma talk, Jane talks about good health and well-being. 24 January 2015.

In his most recent dharma talk, Peter discusses the koan entitled "The World-Honored One Pointing to the Ground." 17 January 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 - Mar 6
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 - Mar 7
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)
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Garage Sale Preparation
Sun - Mar 8
There are no events scheduled for this day.
Mon - Mar 9
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM
40-minute zazen + service
Tue - Mar 10
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM
40-minute zazen + service
7:00 PM - 7:40 PM
40-minute zazen