Pathway Zen hosts weekly meditation and mindfulness practice groups in Brisbane. Our purpose is to offer a structured program that integrates and personalises Zen, as a practice-path in daily life.
The goal of Pathway Zen is to guide anyone who is serious about the discovery of their true-nature and the cultivation of Zen, as a practice-path in their life. This is facilitated through a systematic program that includes introduction to Zen courses, weekly sittings, monthly daylongs, residential retreats and koan introspection. All activities are grounded in both Soto and Rinzai Zen practices within a lay householder lineage.
As a secular and non-profit organisation, everyone is welcome irrespective of their tradition, religious affiliation or none. Please feel free to come along to one of our regular online events, or when operational, in Spring Hill or Samford (currently closed due to Covid restrictions). Newcomers are encourage to participate in an introduction to Zen session held most Thursday evenings prior to our regular meditation program. A comprehensive introduction to Zen course is also offered on an ongoing basis.
Pathway Zen is guided by Arno Hess, an Australian and Brisbane based Dharma and Zen Buddhist teacher, certified both in Australia and through the Sanbozen lineage in Kamakura Japan.
Pathway Zen is a founding member of Inside Mindfulness Inc., which facilitates weekly mindfulness based rehabilitation programs in Queensland correctional centres. Volunteer facilitators are always welcome to participate. For more information please contact Arno Hess.
Pathway Zen is committed to a strategy to achieve carbon neutrality through identifying, reducing and offsetting its carbon emissions.
Upcoming Events and News:
Every Thursday online meditation (Zazen)
6:15 pm to 6:45 pm Introduction to Zen for newcomers (registration required).
7:00 to 8:30 pm - Zazen
Foundations of Zen Buddhism: 5-week online course.
16.9 2020 - 14.10.2020
Wednesday evening 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Our regular monthly dharma talk will be presented during the evening (8:00 PM) in lieu of the third meditation period, followed by Q&A. All welcome. To log-in, please click on the Thursday evening Zoom link:
Sesshin 7-day retreat (waitlisted)
18.10 - 25.10.2020
Residential retreat. Registration is now open for our residential 7-day intensive retreat. Please see our events page for more details.
Zenkai (daylong retreat)
With special guest Sue Wolter, Zen teacher at Sun Mountain Zen, delivering the Teisho.