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Aug 30, 2016Gathering of Power Class Series with Sweet Medicine Nationby Editor FourWinds

Class Series



Class 1 – September 29, 2016 – Tobacco, Changing the Frequency of Gifting

Sweet Medicine Nation will share with us

How to approach and make a request: to go to the Mountain, Vision Quest or others situations that require respect and a offering.

What the histories of respected offerings and why we use them still today.

Forms of payments giving back to that which we find or wish to harvest.

Or ways to ask for what we are needing from Spirit


Class 2 – October 20, 2016 – The Sacred Teachings of the Red Road

This week Sweet Medicine Nation will tell us about the 7 Sacred Rites:

Naming, Sweat Lodge, Vision Quest, Hunka/Adoption, Sun Dance/Dances, Carrying of a Passover Bundle and  Tossing of the Ball/Health


Class 3 – November 3, 2016 – Circle of Life Teachings

In this 3rd class Sweet Medicine Nation will discuss

Where we are on the Circle of Life and where we are on the Trunk of the Tree of Life.
What memories you have brought with you and ways of remembering.  Guardian’s and Guides & Sacred Laws,
Health, Family, Silence,  Joyful Life, helping one another, Honoring our Elders/Ancestors, and Compassion/Forgiveness

Class 4 – December 8, 2016 – Celebration of Life

In this final class, Sweet Medicine Nation will teach us about reciprocity.

How do we give thanks. What does it mean and look like to Giving back to the Mother Earth, Father Sky.  What ways do we use gratitude in our communications and appreciations, rather then feelings of obligations, and blindly gifting. Ceremony Night and tales from the Winters Count.




Aug 30, 2016Sweat Lodge Schedule Sept. – Dec. 2016by Editor FourWinds

2016 Lodge Schedule

Aug 8, 2016Sweat Lodge Planned for August & Septemberby Editor FourWinds

Join us at Hummingbird Hill on

August 20, 2016 and September 17, 2016

Preparations begin at 2pm – Sweat Lodge begins at 4pm

Pot Luck and Talk Circle Follow
All are welcome – No reservation required

Click here for more information or Contact Linda Grass at (503) 625-8048

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Feb 29, 2016Sweat Lodge Song Class – Hummingbird Hillby Editor FourWinds

Join us on April 23 at 10:30 AM for an opportunity to learn some of the traditional Sweat Lodge songs. Yellow Robe will teach songs in the morning before preparations for the Sweat Lodge begin. This lesson covers the calling songs. Then you will have an opportunity to sing them during the Inipi Ceremony that afternoon.

We look forward to singing and purifying with you.


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