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., Aug. 2nd
thru Sun., Aug. 9th
center closed for
summer break

Sat., Aug. 15th
meditation retreat
schedule | fees

In the most recent dharma talk, Jane discusses words and Zen, focusing on the words of the Great Wisdom Beyond Wisdom Heart Sutra (in particular, the phrase "inverted views"). 11 July 2015.

In his most recent dharma talk, Peter discusses the relationship of our thoughts to who we really are. 27 June 2015.

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

2015 schedule click here