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Mission & Purpose

Reflection

Nutrition

Nature

Celebration

Mission

Uhuburg Institute, Ltd. was established to encourage reevaluating core philosophical and religious values, appreciating the values of good home-grown food, recognizing the wonders of nature, and finding life worth celebrating.

Our four fold mission is realized in the Mural Walk, Gardens & Row Crops, Trails and Mountain setting, and through Special Events in the Great Hall and Grounds.

Uhuburg Institute, Ltd. received Nonprofit status in 2024.

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Citadel of Epistemology

As a Citadel of Epistemology, Uhuburg strives to educate and defend the searching, understanding, necessity, and primacy of truth and knowledge as a key to the good life.

Uhuburg is a philosophical place

Philosophy: the love of wisdom

Epistemology: the study of the nature & sources of knowledge, belief, and truth

Philosophical Murals

On the inside lower level of the 1300 foot long wall, there is a series of murals with descriptive placards of historical philosophies and religions depicting major constructs and viewpoints of how the followers tried to understand life. The project is ongoing and currently includes eight murals. Over thirty murals will be a part of the series when completed.

Go to Murals

Gardens

Many gardens in Uhuburg depict an aspect of a philosophy or religion. Currently in progress is a Buddhist Eightfold Path that cultivates one's wisdom.

Go to Gardens

What's Blooming

 

Core Experiences

At the end of the Philosophic Murals, several challenges to define core beliefs will be presented via a Labyrinth, Hall of Masks, notes of common themes, Epistemological considerations of reason, knowledge, beauty, and truth, and a digital reflection. This part of the mural project is currently underway.

Programs

The facilities are used for various workshops, formal didactic educational classes, presentations and discussion groups.

Upcoming Events

Summer view from the Lookout Tower

Inspiration

A Renaissance castle was chosen to reflect the Scientific Age and Enlightenment periods of Western history.  This era began when Nicolaus Copernicus​ published De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres) in 1543. This publication recognizes reason, logic, and using facts as a way of knowing.

 

As a Citadel, Uhuburg champions the Renaissance virtues of reason, knowledge, beauty, justice and truth in understanding life.

Embracing Appalachia

Uhuburg is not a copy of another castle but has many of the features of European design. It is intended to be uniquely characteristic to the southern Appalachia Mountains and decorated with the local animals and fauna, and recognize local customs and music as much as is possible.

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