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 teachers in the Shunryu Suzuki-roshi lineage of Soto Zen Buddhism.

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zendo expansion+doors project
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upcoming events

Sun., August 31st
2pm - 7pm

Annual Pool

Sat., September 6th
6:30am - 8:30pm
Sun., September 7th
6:30am - 5:30pm

meditation retreat
schedule | fees

In the most recent dharma talk, Peter spoke about "living with vow." 16 August 2014.

In her most recent dharma talk, Jane explores "The Bodhisattva Path" 9 August 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

Sat - Aug 23
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 24
There are no events scheduled for this day.
Mon - Aug 25
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM
40-minute zazen + service
Tue - Aug 26
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM
40-minute zazen + service
7:00 PM - 7:40 PM
40-minute zazen
Wed - Aug 27
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM
40-minute zazen + service