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.

upcoming events
Sat., Apr. 21st
8am - 5:30pm
Zazenkai
full-day meditation retreat
info | lunch rsvp | schedule

Sat., May 19th
following Saturday sittings
Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony
Sat., May 26th
6:30am - 8pm
Sun., May 27th
6:30am - 8pm
Mon., May 28th
6:30am - 5pm
3-Day Sesshin
silent meditation retreat
info and schedule to follow
Postponed due to Weather
new dates to be announced
Annual Garage Sale
info

For our regular/daily weekday and Saturday
schedules, please refer to the 2018 schedule (PDF).

 

dharma talks
In her most recent dharma talk, Jane discusses transformation (21 October 2017).
In his most recent talk, Peter explored Way-seeking mind (28 October 2017).

For even more dharma talks, please use the "dharma talks" link in our right-hand menu. You can listen to talks online, download them (right-click...), or share them via social media or email.

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

   
 
 
2018 schedule click here