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
Sun., Sept. 4th
2ish - 8ish
Annual Pool Party
rsvp | info to follow
Sat., Sept. 10th
Sun., Sept. 11th
Sewing & Work Sesshin
2-day meditation retreat
schedule | fees | info to follow

For our regular/daily weekday and Saturday schedules,
please refer to the 2016 schedule (PDF).

dharma talks
In the most recent dharma talk, Peter discusses the koan "Yunmen's 'Pillars'." 13 August 2016.
In her most recent dharma talk, Jane continues her exploration of what it means to embody your practice. 13 August 2016. (Part 1 is here.)

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

2016 schedule click here