NOTE: We are planning future sweat lodges to be held each quarter. The next lodge will be the end of June / beginning of July - please check back for further information.
Project H.O.P.E. House recently lead, sponsored, and participated in a Native American holistic cleansing exercise called a sweat lodge.
The sweat lodge is a Native American tradition where individuals enter a dome-shaped dwelling to experience a sauna-like environment. The lodge itself is typically a wooden-framed structure made from tree branches. Hot rocks are placed inside an earthen-dug pit located in the center of this man-made enclosure. Water is periodically poured over the heated rocks to create a hot and steamy room.
The sweat ceremony is intended as a spiritual reunion with the creator and a respectful connection to the earth itself as much as it is meant for purging toxins out of the physical body.
Results to be gained are:
- Mental Healing - it frees the mind of distractions, offering clarity.
- Spiritual Healing - it allows for introspection and connection to the planet and the spirit world.
- Physical Healing - it can potentially provide antibacterial and wound-healing benefits.
We are pleased to support these healing endeavors-creating a better and mentally healthier community.
As a 100% volunteer organization, we count on community monetary support to help us continue community helping programs such as this.
Please help us with your donation.
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