Meditating in your environment

 Photo by Natalie White

Photo by Natalie White

Windhover, named for a series of paintings by Nathan Oliveira inside, is a center for contemplation and reflection and one of my favorite places on Stanford University campus. Visiting Windhover reminds me of practicing meditation. You go on your own (swipe your ID to enter) or with friends, move around, stay awhile, maybe move again. Wander inside or outside or both. Walk the labyrinth. Wade into the shallow pond. Sit and rest your gaze on the art or close your eyes. Pay attention to the soft bubble of the fountains or listen more closely to the silence around it. Come back the next day and have a new experience. It's just a few steps away from the busier, livelier parts of campus, but a sweet retreat for any amount of time. Visit and I'll take you here!