Winter Hut






























The hut is a mirrored room with a stone floor and a large view of hills and valleys.  Its back is against the woods.  In front of the hut is a line of very active springs with massive bluestone blocks arranged as stepping stones around them.  Inside the hut is an iron fireplace capable of heating the room to 135 degrees F.  The hut was once the site of a lengthy purification ritual performed by chanting Tibetan monks, but it is more often used for watching shadows, storytelling and passing time.