Sacred Native American Sweat Lodge Ceremony

Still courtesy of Har-Prakash Khalsa

In September, I’ll be leading a retreat through TCMC at a scenic ranch in the Sonoran desert in Arizona. One of the cool features is that retreatants have an opportunity to do a traditional native sweat lodge.

Native people call their path the “Red Road” (here “red” is not a racial term but rather the sacred color of the North). I’ve given some talks about the relationship between the Native American Red Road and the Buddhist Eightfold Path and what to expect from the sweat lodge ceremony:

Native American Sweat Lodge CeremonyPart 1 and Part 2

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