Upcoming Furnace Mountain Events

The CZC is a satellite of the Furnace Mountain Zen Center in Powell County, Kentucky. Furnace Mountain offers monthly virtual retreats and other special events.



Event Descriptions

We appreciate that people have different life circumstances and welcome anyone, regardless of ability to financially contribute. While there are suggested donations listed for events, our payment window allows you to set the amount that works best for your life circumstances.

Dharma Talk

Resident Teacher Myo Wol Soen-sa offers words of reflection and encouragement during second sitting period. No preregistration or suggested donation.

Dokusan (Interviews)

Myo Wol conducts brief one-on-one meetings during regular practice to discuss questions about practice or to take up koan inquiry. Koans are records (literally “public cases”) of interactions between historical Zen teachers and students that challenge the discursive mind and require Zen students to call upon direct experience for response. No preregistration or suggested donation.

Intro to Zen Workshop

This 3-hour workshop provides an orientation to sitting and walking meditation and opportunity to practice the forms. The format is interactive, with time for questions and discussion. Visiting Teachers from Furnace Mountain, Myo Wol, or senior CZC students lead the workshop. Suggested donation. Preregistration required.

Day-long In-person Retreat

This one-day retreat format is typically held on a Saturday from 8 am to 8 pm and is led by Myo Wol Soen-sa or visiting teachers from the Furnace Mountain sangha. Participants are expected to sit for the entire day to maintain consistency of the retreat experience. There are no on-site overnight accommodations, so participants must make their own arrangements if coming from out of town. Vegetarian lunch and dinner are provided. Suggested donation. Preregistration required. Previous sitting experience with the CZC or Furnace Mountain Sangha or related meditation retreat experience is helpful.

Furnace Mountain Day-Long Virtual Retreat

A day of silence and stillness online with the worldwide Furnace Mountain Sangha. The day is organized into four 2-hour practice blocks starting at 6 am and ending at 8 pm. A different teacher offers a Dharma Talk in each of the four sessions. Donations gratefully accepted. Preregistration required.

Day of Sitting

An informal all-day practice period organized by a senior student. The intent is to come together as Sangha to support the deepening of one's practice. Donations gratefully accepted. Preregistration required.

Ceremonial Forms Training

Senior students lead a training session for anyone interested in learning more about our forms: opening altar, keeping time, and leading chanting. No previous experience or registration required.

Sangha Meeting

Open meeting for all who wish to attend. We discuss our events schedule, finances, facilities, upcoming educational and community programs, and more. Bring snacks to share!


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