- A conversation with Dojin Sarah Emerson and Korin Charlie Pokorny, head priests at Stone Creek Zen Center in Graton, California.
Dojin Sarah Emerson trained at Tassajara Zen Mountain center and other sites of the San Francisco Zen Center from 1997-2007. She ordained as a Zen Buddhist priest with Abbot Gaelyn Godwin at the Houston Zen Center in 2007. She has worked in the fields of mental health and pastoral care. She is currently delighting in the practice of Dharma in family life with Korin and their two children in Northern California.
Korin Charlie Pokorny was ordained as a priest by Reb Anderson in 1999. He practiced as a resident at Tassajara and Green Gulch Farm for 12 years, including serving as tenzo and director at Tassajara. He holds a master’s degree from Stanford University in Religious Studies, and currently teaches at the Institute of Buddhist Studies.
- Stone Creek Zen Center website: stonecreekzencenter.org