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Recovering the humanities in the heart of Silicon Valley

The Zephyr Institute is a community of scholars, students, and professionals committed to gaining a fuller understanding of the human person and the common good.


Who we are

Find out more about our mission at Stanford and in Silicon Valley


What we do

Explore our upcoming events and programs

Upcoming Events

  • In Defense of Icons
    Wed, Jun 29
    Zephyr Institute
    Jun 29, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
    Zephyr Institute, 560 College Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
    A seminar discussing On the Divine Images by John of Damascus and the role of art in Christian worship.
  • The Price of Free Will- The Grand Inquisitor
    Jul 01, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
    Zephyr Institute, 560 College Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
    A dinner reading group on Dostoyevsky's 'The Grand Inquisitor' for students and professionals in the Bay Area.
  • Bioethics Reading and Discussion Group
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Jul 13
    Details will be sent upon acceptance
    Jul 13, 4:00 PM PDT – Jul 14, 5:00 PM PDT
    Details will be sent upon acceptance
    A reading and discussion group for physicians and physicians-in-training, led by Dr. Aaron Kheriaty
  • Rethinking the Rural: Henri Lefebvre and the Global Transformation of Agrarian Society
    Jul 28, 1:00 PM – 7:30 PM PDT
    Holy Cross Center, Berkeley, 2597 Virginia St, Berkeley, CA 94709, USA
    In this colloquium, we will focus on the newly-published collection of Lefebvre’s essays, “On the Rural: Economy, Sociology, Geography.”

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As a non-profit organization, we rely entirely on the support of donors to continue our mission. All donations are tax-deductible.