Online: Dharma Talk by Sarah Dōjin Emerson, July 23


Event Details


Please join us Saturday, July 23, at 11 am EST, for an in-person dharma talk by dharma teacher Sarah Dōjin Emerson.

Location: Christ Church Cobble Hill, located at 326 Clinton Street (at the corner of Kane Street).

We ask that all participants be fully vaccinated and boosted. Please see the BZC Covid Protocol for additional information. We are currently at risk level YELLOW and masks are required indoors at all times.

The dharma talk will also be live-streamed. For security reasons, we do not post zoom links publicly. If you are subscribed to the BZC sangha listserv and receive the weekly announcements, please find the recurring log in information already in your inbox. Otherwise, please contact Flo Lunn here in advance.

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We ask that all participants be fully vaccinated and boosted. Please see the BZC Covid Protocol for additional information. We are currently at risk level YELLOW and masks are required indoors at all times.


About Sarah Dōjin Emerson

Sarah Dōjin Emerson is co-Head Priest at Stone Creek Zen Center in Graton, CA. Her formal practice in Soto Zen began in 1996, and she lived and trained at Tassajara Zen Mountain center and other sites of the San Francisco Zen Center from 1997-2007. She received Dharma Transmission from Abbott Konjin Gaelyn Godwin of the Houston Zen Center in 2015. She has a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies and has worked in the fields mental health and pastoral care with children and adults. As a priest in the U.S., Sarah is committed to centering anti-racist practice. She experiences Bodhisattva Zen practice as uniquely supportive to inquiring into, challenging and transforming systems of oppression, particularly racial inequities and the harm they cause within convert Buddhist sanghas and in U.S. society generally. Sarah has also worked for many years in grief support- clinically, pastorally, and in community- specializing in ceremonies for child loss. She lives with her partner, Charlie Pokorny (who is also a Soto Zen Buddhist priest), their children (who are her most profound and constant teachers) and numerous pets in Sonoma County, CA.