Fall Community Sweat Weekend

Friday-Sunday, September 13-15, 2024
A Moon Service Weekend at Four Quarters

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    For those who wish an opportinity to experience a deeper exposure to the practice and traditions of the Sweat Lodge Ceremony, we are offering a Fall weekend centered around Sweat Lodge.

    This weekend is an invitation to experience the practice of the Sweat Lodge Ceremony, without having to register for a larger Four Quarters Event. We are planning Friday night and Saturday Sweats with time for conversations exploring aspects of Sweat Lodge as Community Ceremony, and some practical learn-by-doing! Chop Wood! Carry Water! Discussions and Closing Ceremony Sunday. The Weekend's activities encompass, Friday evening Misa ceremony, a native-themed Saturday Moon Service & Church Supper.

    While our Sweat Lodge is active at most of the event weekends of the year, there has been a growing call for more immersive opportunities to experience this spiritual tradition. Our Sweat Lodge Teachings provide opprtunities for deeper immersion into the songs, stories, trainings, and lore of Lodge. This weekend is a less intensive version of our Spring Intensive Sweat Lodge Teaching Weekend.

     Come for the day or make it a weekend – come Friday for Misa and Night Sweat, and stay overnight for Saturday Sweat, Church Supper and New Moon Service! Satruday sweat is scheduled for the afternoon, try to arrive before noon.

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Introducing the Drum and Naive Songs at Sweat Teaching Weekend 2023.

    If you have been moved by your own experience of Sweat Lodge or curious to learn morre about the process of ceremony, this is for you! If you've been volunteering down at the Lodge and would like to learn more about what we do and why, this is a further opportunity to spend time learning and sharing with our Ceremony Leaders and Sweat crew.

     Ceremonies will begin Friday evening with a welcome Evening Sweat following our regular Firday night Misa ceremony.
     Saturday will be filled with conversations, teachings, songs, the Drum, Sweat Lodge ceremony.
     The weekend integrates with our Moon service and Church Supper. Sunday will feature a Wrap-Up session and Closing Ceremony.

We serve the ceremony and the ceremony serves the people. Please be welcome aroung our fires.
Toksha akhe! Mitáquye oyasín!

Kurt Griffith and the Sweat Lodge Team

Registration Information

    Members are free, Non-members by donation.
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Regular Tent Camping and Lodging Fees apply, Call the Offfice for information
There is no Meal Plan - The Church is providing Saturday Church Supper as part of the Moon Service. You are responsible for providing your other meals.

There is no charge for Ceremony. Donations purely contribute to our material costs.

Learn More about Sweat Lodge at Four Quarters here.   

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