Beginner's Mind Zen Center
   northridge, california

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

You can join us online via Zoom! Our regular schedule is M/W: 40-min zazen and service 6:30-7:30 am T/Th: 40-min zazen and discussion 7 pm - 8pm Fri: Zen book discussion 7:30 - 9:15 pm Sat: 30-min zazen, kinhin, dharma talk, and service 10:30am - 12:30 pm *No Friday book discussion if zazenkai or sesshin is scheduled the next day. Our login info is as follows: Click on this link OR Go to and enter the Meeting ID: 395 617 4507

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 Apr 11
Buddha’s birthday

info to follow | schedule | fees
Sat Apr 04
8:00am - 5:00pm

info to follow | schedule | fees
Sat, May 23 to Sun May 24
6:30 - 8:00 & 6:30 - 5:00
Memorial Day Sesshin

info to follow | schedule | fees

For our regular weekday and Saturday
schedules, please refer to the 2020 schedule (PDF).


dharma talks
In her most recent dharma talk, Jane discusses Body and Mind (07 October 2019).
In his most recent talk, Peter explored Grasping and Delusion (08 October 2019).

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

2020 schedule
click here