sweat lodge


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sweathouse, sweat lodge

1. A structure used for sweating of tobacco.
2. An American Indian structure heated by steam produced by pouring water on hot stones, and used for therapeutic sweating or ritual.
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Ray's success ultimately led him to charge huge speaking fees and event fees, including the ill-fated sweat lodge event in Sedona in 2009.
For hundreds of years, we have performed religious and cultural ceremonies here, including the sun dance, sweat lodge rites, vision quests, and prayer offerings.
To celebrate the end of 2015, Bierbaum decided to do something special: host a women's retreat featuring a Native American sweat lodge ceremony overseen by an experienced friend.
We sat shirtless in a circle in the sweat lodge with hot rocks in the center.
Those participants testify about processing their situations through creativity sessions that included autonomous gardening, nature outings, access to a sweat lodge and addressing the outside community, as well as by being allowed to maintain contact with their babies.
Motivational speaker James Arthur Ray was arrested on manslaughter charges after three people died following a northern Arizona sweat lodge ceremony he'd led in Oct.
Program activities will include information sessions, cultural teachings, traditional craft projects and sweat lodge ceremonies.
Mushrooms found on other trees are used for smudging and in sweat lodge ceremonies.
For example, where there is now a baseball diamond, there used to be a sweat lodge.
The concept of sacred time and space has been expanded to include our campfires, where music and stories are used, and our end-of-camp Native American-style sweat lodge.
Respondents who participated in cultural activities including pow-wows, sweat lodge, drum group and roundhouse dance reported significantly higher Native American ethnic identity than their counterparts who did not take part in cultural activities.
Increasingly, culturally based interventions and techniques such as the sweat lodge ceremony or sweat therapy, based on Native traditions of healing, are being used in clinical, mental health, correctional, and substance abuse treatment centers serving both Native and non-Native clients (Cohen, 2003; Smith, 2005; Thomason, 2000).