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Jisho Warner is the founding teacher of Stone Creek Zen Center. Dojin  Emerson and Korin Pokorny became head priests of Stone Creek Zen Center in January, 2014. Dojin and Korin are working together with Jisho as Abiding Teacher to offer the dharma through talks, classes, individual practice discussion and other programs. You are welcome to make an appointment with any of the teachers to talk about Zen practice and its place in your life (click HERE for info on dokusan).

JishoJisho Warner, roshi, is our abiding teacher. Jisho Roshi makes her warm presence and deep teachings available to us in groups and individually.




DojinDojin Sarah Emerson, head priest. Dojin 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.


KorinKorin Charlie Pokorny, head priest. Korin 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.




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