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., Nov. 5th
full-day meditation retreat
schedule | fees | info
rsvp for lunch

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

dharma talks
In the most recent dharma talk, Jane discusses the rakusu as an ever-present teacher. 11 September 2016.
In his most recent dharma talk, Peter discusses the koan "Dongshan presents offerings before the images." 27 August 2016.

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