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 zazen, discussion, and daily practice with Jane and Peter Schneider, experienced teachers in the Shunryu Suzuki-roshi lineage of Soto Zen Buddhism.

please consider our current fundraising effort
upcoming events

Sat., August 9th
8am - 5pm

meditation retreat
schedule | fees

In the most recent dharma talk, Peter spoke about what zazen teaches us about self. 19 July 2014.

In her most recent dharma talk, Jane begins a series on the Precepts, with a talk about the Three Pure Precepts. 12 July 2014.

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

2014 schedule click here

Thu - Jul 31
6:30 AM - 9:00 AM
40-minute zazen + service + breakfast
Fri - Aug 1
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM
40-minute zazen + service
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
30-minute zazen
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Join us to discuss the current book.
Sat - Aug 2
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Zazen lessons by appt. Call (818) 349-7708, email us, or RSVP in our Meetup group.
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
30-minute zazen
10-minute kinhin (walking meditation)
30-minute zazen+talk
Samu (work period)
Sun - Aug 3
There are no events scheduled for this day.
Mon - Aug 4
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM
40-minute zazen + service