Furnace Mountain is a Zen Buddhist Retreat Center in Powell County, Kentucky, in the heart of Appalachia.
The surrounding area is not exactly a hotbed of Zen Buddhism, yet despite that fact Furnace Mountain has existed and thrived for over 25 years.
I attend retreats as often as I can. I just returned yesterday from spending five gorgeous days there.
I’m keeping two hives of bees there this season.
I have a lot of work to do before bee season!!