Myong Soen (Daniela Herzog) is the Vice Abbess of Furnace Mountain and serves as Guiding Teacher for the Lexington Zen Center.
She began active Zen training 1993 in the European Kwan Um Zen School.
In 2004 she received Inga (permission to teach) in the lineage of Zen Master Dae Gak.
2011 she immigrated to the US to support Furnace Mountain Zen Center.
Myong Soen is a former musician, holds an M.Ed. and worked for 12 years as an elementary school teacher. She is a certified professional coach trained in non-violent/compassionate communication, voice dialogue/parts work, focusing, family/systemic constellation work and other modalities of inquiry into the koan of being human.