This memorial to Vivekananda, the first person to bring eastern religion to the west, was begun in the 1960's. Trees were planted in Olema, California to commemorate the places Vivekananda had visited in the US. The slab of concrete with a plaque was simply set in nature, but didn't indicate the trees planted, or why. Working with a local team of architects, ceramicists and builders, we built the pavilion over the slab, and tiled the slab with handmade tiles of the leaves of the trees. The trees are marked with boulders with the names of the trees carved into the face of the rock.....and a simple path around the whole structure was added. Located far out in nature it's a peaceful retreat, with native grasses and seasonal drought tolerant plantings.