Arno Hess is a Brisbane based Zen-Buddhist teacher and founder of Pathway Zen, where he guides students in meditation and koan practice.

Arno is a dharma successor of Mervyn Lander Roshi and further certified as a Zen teacher by Yamada Ryoun Roshi, the Abbot of the Japanese based Sanbozen lineage from whom Arno received the teaching name Shû’un Ken (Eagle Cloud).

Besides teaching Zen, Arno also facilitates the Inside Mindfulness Program, an accredited mindfulness based rehabilitation course, which he co-founded in 2009. This program is currently being taught in various prisons around Brisbane and South East Queensland. 

Arno is also a student of other meditation traditions and holds a Master’s degree in Applied Buddhist Studies.

Before becoming a Zen teacher, Arno’s background was in business, having co-founded a pharmaceutical machinery manufacturing company. His passion is the cultivation of Zen practice as a way of life. He can be contacted via e-mail at: arno.hess@pathwayzen.org.au