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.
Sweat Lodge FAQ's
Lakota sweat lodge guidelines vary from lodge to lodge among the different native communities, but these FAQ's address the sweat lodge ways of the Lakota Way Healing Center and Spirit Horse Nation as set forth by Chief Doug Good Feather of the Lakota/Dakota Sioux Nation of the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota, USA.
Do I have to be invited to attend?
What is the proper way to