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., Apr. 8th
(following sitting)
Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony
Sat., Apr. 8th
Buddha's Birthday
Kanbutsu-e / Hana Matsuri
ceremony + potluck following
info | rsvp
Sat., Apr. 22nd
8am - 5pm
full-day meditation retreat
info to follow | fees | schedule

For our regular/daily weekday and Saturday
schedules, please refer to the 2017 schedule (PDF).

dharma talks
In the most recent talk, Jane explored patience and persistence in practice (18 February 2017).
In his most recent dharma talk, Peter discusses freedom and choice (11 February 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

2017 schedule click here