Becoming a student
After you have completed the Zen lectures and established a regular meditation practice, you may decide to become a Zen student with Pathway Zen.
Students can access regular one-on-one guidance (dokusan) with the teacher and the option to take up full Koan practice. If possible, students should attend a weekly practice group and make every effort attend Sesshins or retreats.
There is no separate fee involved in becoming a student with Pathway Zen, the only suggested cost contribution is the Pathway Zen membership fee and the sharing of venue and retreat expenses. A sincere commitment to practice is the main requirement.
Dokusan with Arno can be given on a weekly basis or as requested. For out-of-town students or those that are not able to participate in the regular Brisbane or Samford based Zen meditation groups, Skype dokusan can also be arranged.
You do not need to be a Buddhist or affiliated to any religious group to become a Zen student. Anyone, irrespective of their religion or none is welcome to apply.
The process of becoming a student is very simple. You simply ask the teacher during dokusan and state your aspiration of your practice.