“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities. In the expert’s mind there are few.”

– Shunryu Suzuki


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

We are now online via Zoom!

All of our events are currently held via Zoom online until further notice.

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OR, go to www.zoom.us, and enter 395 617 4507 for the Meeting ID
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  • Our schedule has not changed due to COVID related restrictions. All services, meetings, and special events have only transitioned to Zoom. Please check the schedule on the Calendar page.

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Like many other zen centers, BMZC is being affected by COVID and experiencing a shortage of funds. However, we’re striving to provide everything we can for the community in these unprecedented times. Please support the center by making a donation if you’re able to do so. Any amounts would be appreciated. Thank you!

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