Beginner's Mind Zen Center
 northridge, california

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Beginner's Mind Zen Center is located just a few blocks east of California State University, Northridge (CSUN) in the north hills of Los Angeles:

9325 Lasaine Avenue
Northridge, CA 91325

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general inquiries: You can email Beginner's Mind Zen Center at

Just like it says on our home page, everyone is welcome at Beginner's Mind Zen Center. If it's your first time visiting us, you don't need to let us know ahead of time — unless you want to or have any questions. The only exception to this is in the case of zazen lessons on Saturdays...

RSVP for a zazen lesson: To let us know you'd like a zazen lesson (offered most Saturday mornings at 9:30am - check the Calendar), please either call us at the number above, or email us at zazenlesson@ a few days before the Saturday of your lesson.

Better yet: Join our Meetup group and RSVP for a Saturday lesson there; you'll also be able to use the Meetup comments feature to ask questions before your lesson.

connect with the Zen Priests: You can reach Peter and Jane Schneider at teachers@.

send email to the BMZC Board: Reach the BMZC Board of Directors (all officers, etc.) at board@.

Beginner's Mind Zen Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, making your contributions tax-deductible to the extent allowable under Internal Revenue Code Section 170.

You can reach Beginners Mind Zen Center by phone at (747) 206-5012.

Note: Calls outside regular business hours or during a scheduled event or period of practice may go to an answering machine. Please check the Calendar before calling.

meetup. To learn about upcoming events and changes in our schedule, to RSVP for practice and special events, and to take part in practice- and event-related discussions, join our Meetup Group

facebook. To share Zen- and practice-related items you find on the Internet, or share your thoughts of the moment, join our Facebook Group

news and insight. We can let you know when a meditation retreat or some other event is happening, when our regular schedule changes, and when each new issue of our newsletter The Backward Step becomes available. Just sign up for our emails and we'll keep you informed: Join our email list.

we respect your privacy: We don't like junk email any more than you do. We never share any of your contact information with anyone else, and we limit its use to your original intention as much as possible. Period. If, at any time, you want to stop receiving any of our emails, newsletters, or other communications, just let us know.