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., May 25th
Sun., May 26th
multi-day meditation retreat
info | register
schedule | fees
Sat., June 15th
following sittings
Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony
Sat., July 6th
full-day meditation retreat
info to follow | schedule | fees
Sat., July 13th
following sittings
Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony

For our regular weekday and Saturday
schedules, please refer to the 2019 schedule (PDF).

weekday schedule / info / Note that the morning schedule recently changed. Morning zazen/service during the week happen only on Mondays and Wednesdays. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday Evenings are unaffected, as is the Saturday schedule.


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

2019 schedule
click here