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.

Make Sense Out of Change

The only way
to make sense out of change
is to plunge into it, move with it
and join the dance.
   –  Alan Watts

To be hopeful in bad times…

Toni Stone of Wonderworks Studio just emailed me this quote which covers a lot for me..

“To be hopeful in bad times
is not just foolishly romantic.
It is based on
the fact that human history
is a history not only of cruelty
but also of compassion, sacrifice,
courage, kindness…

And when we do act,
in however small a way,
we don’t have to wait for
some grand utopian future.

The future
is an infinite
succession of presents,
and to live now as we
think human beings should live,
in defiance of all
that seems bad around us,
is itself a marvelous victory.”

– Howard Zinn