The Sacred Hoop Garden
The Sacred Hoop Garden is a large, enclosed garden behind the chapel, dedicated to the Huchiun people who once lived in the Berkeley area, to all Native American spirituality, and to all those that came before us.
The garden includes all native California plants, and is enclosed by a high curved rock wall. In fact, every feature of the garden is curved, symbolizing the “circle of life.” On the ground in the center is a medicine wheel or sacred hoop, one of the universal symbols of spirituality for Native Americans. The clearing on the north side is dominated by a California live oak tree. On the south tucked in the corner is a Columbarium, The garden is open to the public for quiet contemplation. We welcome your enjoyment of this beautiful sacred space.