“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities. In the expert’s mind there are few.”

– Shunryu Suzuki


All are welcome to Beginner’s Mind Zen Center, a zendo in Northridge, California, following Soto Zen tradition. 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 Myokaku Jane and Yozen Peter Schneider, Zen Priests with 100 years of combined experience in the Shunryu Suzuki-roshi lineage of Soto Zen Buddhism.

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All of our events are currently held via Zoom only until further notice.
Please check the schedule on the Calendar page.

Meeting ID: 395 617 4507
Password: 481189

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Like many other zen centers, BMZC has been affected by COVID and experiencing a shortage of funds. However, we’re striving to provide everything we can for the community in these unprecedented times. Please support the center by making a donation if you’re able to do so. Any amounts would be appreciated. BMZC is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your donations are tax deductible. Thank you!

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