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 a carbon neutral organisation. We are committed to a continued strategy to maintain carbon neutrality through identifying, reducing and offsetting our 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
Christmas and New Year dates and times:
Last sit for the Year: Thursday the 17th of December
Siting resumes Thursday January 7th.
Foundations of Zen Buddhism: 5-week online introductory course.
06.01.2021 - 03.02.2021
Wednesday evening 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Zenkai (daylong retreat)
A silent daylong retreat held via Zoom. All welcome.
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:
Residential 3-day Sesshin
08.04.2021 to 11.04.2021
Registration is now open for our residential meditation retreat in Toowoomba.