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Jane and Peter Schneider


Peter and Jane Schneider are now teaching at the Beginner's Mind Zen Center in Northridge, Los Angeles.


Interviews Peter and Jane Schneider

Cuke Podcast with Peter and Jane 🔊 | Cuke Podcast with Peter Schneider and Fred Harriman 🔊

Peter Schneider began practicing with Shunryu Suzuki in the early sixties then returned to help get Tassajara started. He was ordained as a priest by Suzuki in 1970. He was Zen Center's first historian. Look at Peter's Interviews with Shunryu Suzuki with Shunryu Suzuki in 1969. When Suzuki was dying, Peter and Jane conducted interviews with the Suzuki family and godfather of his temple in Japan, Amano with the assistance of Carl and Fumiko Bielefeldt and Jane. Later this same group did more interviews in Japan - go to interviews and look on the right side to those done with Japanese. The ones Peter and Jane are involved are indicated by three asterisks. ***. - DC

Jane Schneider has been studying Buddhism for the last four decades. She started her studies with Shunryu Suzuki-roshi in 1967 at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center and took her lay Bodhisattva Vows in 1970. Richard Baker-roshi ordained her as a priest at San Francisco Zen Center in 1972. From 1973 to 1995 Jane and her husband, Peter, lived in Japan, where they studied with teachers in the Rinzai Zen, Shingon and Tendai Buddhist traditions, as well as with those in Soto Zen. Jane and Peter returned to Los Angeles in 1995 and in 2003 founded Beginner’s Mind Zen Center (Sho Sin In) in Northridge, California. Jane received dharma transmission in 2009 and was installed as Abbess of Beginner’s Mind Zen Center in 2017.

Jane Schneider's art - the above bio of Jane came from this site

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MEMORIES OF SUZUKI Roshi FROM WIND BELL AND DC FILES - #35 - Jane Schneider and Peter Schneider

9-04-14 - An intro to Beginner's Mind Zen Center - in Northridge, LA (CA) - teachers Peter and Jane Schneider - from the SFZC Sangha News.

Peter Schneider was Zen Center's first historian. Look at Peter's Interviews with Shunryu Suzuki with Shunryu Suzuki in 1969. When Suzuki was dying, Peter conducted interviews with the Suzuki family and godfather of his temple in Japan, Amano with the assistance of Carl and Fumiko Bielefeldt and Jane. Later this same group did more interviews in Japan - go to interviews and look on the right side to those done with Japanese. The ones Peter and Jane are involved are indicated by three asterisks. ***. - DC


9-05-14 - Remembering Suzuki Roshi - A talk given by Edward Brown, Peter Schneider, and Les Kaye in honor of the 50th anniversary of Suzuki Roshi's arrival in America, on Saturday, May 23, 2009, at City Center. (from the SFZC site)


Wood sculpture of Shunryu Suzuki by Peter Schneider

 

Well done Peter. - dc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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