Windhover Contemplative Center
I caught this morning morning's minion, king-
dom of daylight's dauphin, dapple-dawn-drawn Falcon, in his riding
Of the rolling level underneath him steady air, and striding
High there, how he rung upon the rein of a wimpling wing
In his ecstasy! then off, off forth on swing,
As a skate's heel sweeps smooth on a bow-bend: the hurl and gliding
Rebuffed the big wind. My heart in hiding
Stirred for a bird, – the achieve of, the mastery of the thing!
– Excerpt from The Windhover by Gerard Manley Hopkins
370 Santa Teresa St., Stanford, CA 94305
Windhover is a spiritual refuge on the Stanford University campus meant to both inspire and promote personal renewal.
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The Contemplation Center
Windhover is a contemplative center located in the heart of campus.
Adjacent to the Windhover building, located at 370 Santa Teresa Street, you can find an outdoor labyrinth for public use.
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Read through the words and thoughts of those who were present for the Windhover dedication ceremonies.