A Place to Think

Tucked within the folds of the always-on Silicon Valley is a peaceful center to power down.

To access Windhover, a contemplation center that opened last year on Stanford, a university ID is required. Except on Saturdays, should you join a docent-led tour of the center’s rammed-earth walls. Windhover was named after, and built to house, a series of paintings by the late Nathan Oliveira. Just outside are a granite labyrinth and reflecting pool always open to the reflective public.

Windhover contemplative center interior
Windhover Contemplative Center

Photos by Linda A. Cicero / Stanford University News Service