Welcome to the Circles for Peace Website.

Circles for Peace is a project creating sacred community spaces dedicated to World Peace.

Using megalithic stone circles, attuned to the rhythms and cycles of nature, each installation is designed to inspire and foster the renewal of inner peace.

Help Complete the Burlington Earth Clock!

We are excited to share news of a community project with you, and invite you to join our expanding circle of participation and support.

Circles for Peace is a Vermont grassroots non-profit organization that is based on the philosophy that inner peace and inner strength can be restored by witnessing the rhythms and cycles of nature.

Our first project is The Burlington Earth Clock.

We are building The Burlington Earth Clock on land provided by the Burlington Parks Department at Blanchard Beach on the bike path just north of Oakledge Park (a popular spot for watching the sunset).

Plans include the development of an educational curriculum for K-12 in the areas of science and math, art and history.

We are currently fundraising to complete landscaping, install information signs and the 6′ granite sundial in the middle of the circle.

Your financial contribution is crucial to this project. WE ARE ONLY $8,000 AWAY FROM OUR $80,000 GOAL!!
The City of Burlington has offered a $2500 matching grant as support.

Please give generously.

PO Box 5573
Burlington, VT 05401

Thanks for your support. Everyone giving what bit they can has made this project a success so far.

Heartfelt thanks to Ginger Cloud, for leading a wonderful firewalk….

38 participants shared an extraordinary evening of wonder and transformation, with over 30 of those present choosing to walk on the coals.

Thanks too for the many helpers on logistics and hosting who made everything run so smoothly and safely.

We raised $ 1,450 – thank you all so much !

Watch the site for dates of your next fire walking opportunity with us…

Fun In the Sun

Testing a model of the sundial at The Burlington Earth Clock

Watching the faces of children light up as the see their shadow telling the time of day is a precious thing to experience.

Sundial Demonstration

Telling the time with your own shadow.
It’s a gorgeous Saturday morning and I am taking the plywood version of the sundial to the Earth Clock for the Day. Come down, bring the Kids!


Sundial from the Sky

Our vision is to create public spaces that encourage connecting with the rhythms and cycles of nature. The Burlington Earth Clock is designed to inspire future scientists and artist alike.

One Year Anniversary!

It has been one year since the stones were put in. To celebrate we made some human art. Everyone thought happy thoughts as the plane went overhead!

click on the picture for your own Burlington Earth Clock Wallpaper..


Thanks again to Michael Swaidner for doing what he loves.

Amphibians for Peace

Quiet contemplation under a tree…

Toad comes to visit

Sundial Demo

During the Art Hop we set up a plywood version of the proposed granite sundial to test.
Time for Peace

Art Workshop for the Burlington Art Hop!

Friday the 7th at 6:45 pm
Candlelight Sunset Circle
Bring a friend and enjoy the Natural Beauty that exists even when we are too busy to notice.
Sunset is at 7:10 pm

Saturday the 8th from 10 am – 3pm
Ivan Mcbeth, Bill Gottesman, David Brizendine and Circles for Peace Present
“Art for Peace”

Take a moment to reconnect with the rhythms and cycles of nature and create art from that inspiration! Write a poem or do a mathematical calculation for PEACE! Art supplies and protractors provided.

Bring the Kids! Best works of the day will be added to a gallery here on the website.

Bill will have a temporary Analemmatic sundial set up.

We are excited to be part of the Burlington Art Hop this year.

Friday Candle circle, Saturday art workshop.