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Windhover Contemplative Center to open on Oct. 9

Kristen Stipanov

The Windhover Contemplative Center, under construction since June 2013, will open to the campus community on Oct. 9 following an open house from 12-2 p.m. Regular hours for the building will be 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., open to any SUID holder.

The center is designed to be a meditative space for visitors to escape from the daily stresses of campus life. Everything from its architecture and interior design to its location are meant to contribute toward this goal, according to Greg Boardman, vice provost for student affairs.

The “rammed earth” walls and thick glass windows will block cellular and Internet signals and keep the building technology-free. The collection of Nathan Oliveira paintings adorning the walls are intended to evoke a sense of calm and contemplation. Students are also expected to remove their shoes before entering the building.

“We hope [the center] will be a refuge from Stanford, daily stressings and life in general,” Boardman said.

For more on the Windhover Contemplative Center click here.

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