Sweat Lodge - Inipi

 

what is an inipi -or- sweat lodge?

"Inipi" - pronounced "ee-nee-pee" - means 'to live again'.  Inipi is the Lakota spiritual purification ceremony of rebirth, rejuvenation and awakening - it is a sacred communion and reconnection with The Creator. The ceremony is also referred to as sweat lodge - or 'sweat' or 'lodge' for short. All terms are acceptable, but use 'inipi' when you are speaking with a medicine man/woman, elder or in the lodge during ceremony. Everything that's said in ceremony is confidential and must NEVER be discussed outside of ceremony - these are peoples deepest sufferings, hopes and prayers.