Fee Structure

Membership Fee

Anyone can be a member of Pathway Zen. It is not necessary to be a formal student of Arno Hess in order to be a member. All students are however encouraged to become members. All members are able to participate in the running of the organisation, vote and become part of the leadership team.

Membership fees are Pathway Zen’s main income source and provide essential support to our sangha or sitting groups. Membership contributions pay for the bulk of the costs associated with the provision of Pathway Zen’s program. This includes supporting those that are not able to contribute as much as others.

Please consider becoming a member to support your sangha.  

Membership Fees: $ 250.00 per year or $25.00 monthly (1 March – 31 Feb)

Weekly practice groups sitting Fee contributions:

Brisbane (Spring Hill)

A sitting fee of $10.00 is suggested for the Spring Hill Venue. This fee directly supports the use of the venue of the Theosophical Society of Queensland.

Please note that for regular sitters, a half price concession applies if paid in advance.

Concessional contribution: $250.00 per year or $25.00 monthly

Samford

A sitting fee of $10.00 is suggested for the Samford venue for all members and non-members. This directly supports the hall hire in Samford.

Please note that for regular sitters, a half price concession applies if paid in advance.

Concessional contribution: $ 250.00 per year or $25.00 monthly.

Darwin

A sitting fee of $5.00 is suggested for the Darwin venue. We are grateful that the Darwin venue is provided free of charge to all sitters, a contribution towards other costs of Pathway Zen such as advertising, internet hosting and insurance would be appreciated.

Zen lectures

The Zen lectures, if given during the course of a regular evening, are not charged separately to the sitting fees. Please talk to Arno if you want to be given the Zen lectures on Tuesday or Thursday nights.

If the Zen lectures are given in the form of a separate seminar or retreat, a fee of $130.00 is charged, which includes four (4) dedicated evenings and one (1) day retreat or Zenkai. Anyone wishing to refresh the lectures is not charged a second time.

Zenkai or one-day retreat

$30.00 for full day excluding lunch which is BYO

Sesshin or longer retreats

Price depends on venue and accommodation costs. Costs are advised on a case by case basis.

Banking details:

A/C Number: 159764034

BSB: 633000

A/C Name: Pathway Zen

Bank: Bendigo Community Bank Samford