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
Just like it says on our homepage, everyone is welcome at Beginner’s Mind Zen Center! Please direct general questions to:

If you're interested in visiting for the first time and you've done meditation before, just show up for our Daily Schedule of Activities or Special Events (see below if you need to learn how to meditate)!

RSVP for a Zazen (Meditation) Lesson
Zazen lessons are offered MOST Saturday mornings at 9:30 AM. Please call or email us a few days in advance to reserve a spot (plus, click here for more information about zazen lessons):

You can also RSVP for a specific Saturday lesson through the BMZC Meetup group. Meetup comments may be used to ask questions before your lesson.

Connect with the Zen Priests
You can reach Peter and Jane Schneider at:

Contact the BMZC Board of Directors
Email the BMZC Board of Directors (all officers) at:

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 the Beginners Mind Zen Center by phone at (747) 206–5012.

NOTE: Calls outside of regular business hours, during a scheduled event, or during a practice period may go to an answering machine. Before calling, please check the Daily Schedule and list of current Special Events on our homepage. Click here for a full 2020 Calendar.

Subscribe for Events, News, and Insight
The best way to keep up with Beginner’s Mind Zen Center is to subscribe to our Email Newsletter. We'll let you know about upcoming special events, guest speakers, and meditation retreats (zazenkai and sesshin), as well as any changes to the daily practice schedule.

FOLLOW US on Facebook! On our FB Page we share the latest Dharma talks, photos, Zen- and practice-related content, and thoughts of the moment!

Join the Beginner’s Mind Zen Center Meetup Group. Learn about — and RSVP for — upcoming special events and meditation practice (zazen), take part in discussions on Zen... and meet like-minded folks!

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.