Inipi (Sweat Lodge) with The Tipi Raisers

12 May 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join our partners, The Tipi Raisers, at their monthly Inipi, or traditional Lakota sweat lodge. Please review the protocols before attending. You do not need to register or sign up, just show up!

The Lodge is open to everyone with a good heart and willing to support the intentions. Children are welcome with a guardian. There will be guidance and teaching around the protocols and songs of Inipi. Those new to Inipi are encouraged to join us. There is no cost for the lodge. The Inipi experience is hot, in a dark setting and sometimes disorienting. Participants may leave the Lodge whenever they feel the need. Please come physically, emotionally and Spiritually prepared for Lodge: Consider fasting during the day; making prayer ties (come early if you would like direction on this) and thinking about your intentions for the gathering;

It is traditional to give the Ikceca Wicasa, singers and fire keeper a gift (tobacco, gas money, something of value to you, etc.) for the time and prayers they are offering. Please bring a gift to share with the group (water for everyone, tobacco, sage, wood for the fire, a song, food for the potluck afterwards, etc.). Males should wear a swimsuit with a shirt optional. Females should wear a skirt covering their knees and a top covering their shoulders and torso. Sandals and a towel or two are helpful. Women on their “moon” are encouraged to join and support, but are asked not to go into the Lodge. The Lakota believe women in this stage of their cycle are in a very powerful time and that power can overwhelm what is happening in the Lodge.

We share a pot luck meal afterwards for those who are interested in staying and visiting. The entire gathering will last between one and four hours. We invite those willing to help cut and stack firewood to join us an hour or three early at the site.

Directions: Take Hwy 93 north 3.2 miles out of Golden and towards Boulder. Turn left onto 56th Ave and head west. Travel approximately one mile and turn right onto Koda Road (Look for the red and blue Oglala Lakota flag). Cross the cattle guard and continue straight up the hill approx. 25 yards. Follow red flags on your left to the parking lot.

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12 May 2018
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM