A spiritual retreat founded on a vision sent from an Ashland plastic surgeon's dead son is now up for sale as the government continues the debate over its status as a church.

A spiritual retreat founded on a vision sent from an Ashland plastic surgeon's dead son is now up for sale as the government continues the debate over its status as a church.

The 11,000 square-foot retreat and 96-acre property known as the Circle of Teran just outside Ashland is listed for $6.7 million by Royce Real Estate Services.

The owner of the property, Sulara Young, confirmed the property was for sale but wouldn't say why she wanted to sell it. She is married to Scott Young, a plastic surgeon and shaman.

Sulara said the site for the house was picked based on a vision from her son, but she didn't think selling the house and land would conflict with that vision.

"What we've built will always be this beautiful place of love and energy," she said.

Young said she and her husband will continue to pursue an appeal over a decision by Jackson County not to allow the designation of the property as a church.

County ordinances prohibit a church within three miles of an urban growth boundary. The Circle of Teran is 2.2 linear miles from Ashland's boundary.

The county found the Youngs haven't adequately explained why they should get an exception to this rule.

— Damian Mann