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sweat lodge

n.
Any of various permanent or portable structures typically heated by fire or by pouring water over hot stones and used by certain Native American peoples to induce sweating, as for medicinal, spiritual, or social purposes. Also called sweathouse.

sweat lodge

n
(among native North American peoples) a structure in which water is poured onto hot stones to make the occupants sweat for religious or medicinal purposes
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Ancient burned mounds indicate sweat lodges were used in the area of the park.
Last fall, the organization held a conference on PTSD where we heard about complimentary healing such as sweat lodges & horse therapy.
These delicate aural poems are a long time coming: Ashana was attracted to music as a girl in New York City, where she sang at churches, temples, sweat lodges, and gurdwaras.
I have run sweat lodges at our camp for twenty-four summers, and many campers feel it is the highlight of their summer.
It affirmed the notion that states of consciousness altered by drugs, sensory deprivation, sweat lodges, and other methods might tune people in to otherwise hidden truths of the universe.
Sweat baths, sweat houses, and sweat lodges have been used across cultures since before recorded history.
The sweat lodges were hot, not comfortable, but it was the most refreshing thing to actually sweat and then come out and lay down on the sand, looking at the crystal blue sky.
People also occasionally die in commercial saunas, especially when alcohol is involved, people are basking alone, or saunas are poorly made and unventilated, said Richard Livingston, a psychiatrist at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, who has studied the health effects of sweat lodges.
This marks the sixth year William Young, the owner of the lodge, has been offering guided tours, which allow individuals to soak up some Ojibway culture through music, food, stories, sweat lodges and other activities.
Cardinal began working on behalf of the Indigenous Elders Cultural Resource Circle Society in 2006 to formalize the use of the city-owned land, which has been the site for sweat lodges for the past three years.
We get scenes of sweat lodges, conducted by one person or another, with such happenings becoming social as well as religious affairs.
He joined a drum group in Montreal, started to learn his language and attended talking circles and sweat lodges every week.