Charlie Korin Pokorny
December 22, 2020
Everything is Included Here. Practice isn't about finding the perfect situation, it is about welcoming what is present and not making it wrong.
Charlie Korin Pokorny began practicing at the San Francisco Zen Center in 1991 and trained as a resident at Tassajara and Green Gulch Farm from 1994 to 2006. He received his master’s degree in religious studies at Stanford University in 1994 and was ordained as a priest by Reb Anderson in 1999. From 2008 to 2018, Charlie studied koans with Daniel Terragno and in 2014, Charlie and his partner, Sarah Dojin Emerson, began serving as head priests at Stone Creek Zen Center, founded by Jisho Warner. Charlie received transmission in 2018. He also teaches at the Institute of Buddhist Studies in Berkeley, including courses on Buddhist philosophy, history, meditation, and ritual practice.