Stone Creek Zen Center is a Buddhist practice center in the Soto Zen tradition. It is dedicated to the Dharma teachings of awakening to reality and living compassionately in this impermanent, interdependent world. The core activity at the center is zazen – meditation  – wholehearted sitting here and now, being present in the fullness of reality.

We are located in West Sonoma County at 2999 Bowen Street, Graton, California.


Sunday Program

8:00am            Zazen (meditation)
8:30am            Informal breakfast and conversation
9:10am            Cleaning/work practice
10:00am         Zazen (meditation)
10:30am         Service followed by Dharma talk

You are welcome to join for all or part of the program.

10am zazen through the Dharma talk is available online as well as in person.

Zazen instruction – Saturday, July 6 
Zazen instruction and zendo orientation, 10 – 11am

Tea & Cookies – Sunday, July 14 – Following the Dharma talk with former Stone Creek head priests Dojin Sarah Emerson and Korin Charlie Pokorny

If you’d like an introduction to Zen meditation and forms or would like the Zoom link for online offerings, please reach out at info@stonecreekzen.org.

Weekday Zazen

Monday – Thursday
6:30am and 7:10am Zazen
(in person and online)

4pm and 4:40pm Zazen6-7:30pm Next Gen Zen (for people in their 20s, 30s, and 40s)

6-8pm Queer-Trans+ Sangha

Outdoor sitting in nature (near Occidental)
3-4:30pm.    For information: barton@sonic.net

All are welcome, and we look forward to practicing with you!



for people in their 20s, 30s, and 40s

Mondays, 6 -7:30pm 

Next Gen Zen is a peer-led group that meets weekly at Stone Creek. Each meeting consists of a brief meditation, a reading of a Zen-related text or a short talk given by a Zen teacher to ground our discussion, and small group conversation about the intersection of meditation practice, Buddhist philosophy, and life.

Each meeting is followed by tea and social time. All are welcome: experienced meditators, Zen-curious beginners, and everything in between. $5-$10 donation requested.

Please reach out to info@stonecreek.org with any questions, or to be added to our group email list and Discord channel.






Traditional Zen for the modern world