Peter and Jane Schneider

Yozen Peter and Jane Schneider were students of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi and both served as his jisha (personal attendant) in the early years of the Tassajara Zen Mountain Center. Peter was the second director of Tassajara as well as president of SF Zen Center. Jane served as ino at Tassajara and secretary for the SF Zen Center. Peter received priest ordination from Suzuki Roshi and Jane from Zentatsu Richard Baker Roshi. In 1973, they accepted scholarships to study Buddhism in Japan and lived and studied there from 1973 to 1995. They founded the Beginner’s Mind Zen Center in 2003. Jane’s Dharma transmission is from Myoan Grace Schireson Roshi and Peter’s is from Sojun Mel Weitsman Roshi.