Teachings

Instagram live teachings

  • Every 1st Saturday of every month 10:00 am – 11:00 am PST

Offerings

Apprenticeship Program

Sweet Medicine will offer a 6 month ( 12 classes) Program covering the Indigenous ways.

  • Starts Sep 2021

 

Lakota Song Classes

Yellow Robe ” Tom Mann” will be sharing these sacred songs to assist in learning the accompanying beats and the words and meanings.

  • Offered Spring and Fall Each Year
  • 4 pm-5:30 pm | Price $30.00

Links to Zoom call will be sent or if you are in the Portland area you can go to Hummingbird Hill to be in-person.
Look forward to people coming together to learn.


Sweat Lodges

  • Saturday, January 29th
  • Saturday, February 26th
  • Saturday, March 19th
  • Saturday, April 16th
  • Saturday, May 21st
  • Saturday, June 18th

Lodges are usually held the third Saturday of the month—there is some variation, so please check for an email reminder or the Four Winds Community Foundation Facebook page where we post lodge dates. Mark your calendars.

The ceremony starts with the lighting of the fire 🔥 at 10AM. You can come pray and learn to build the fire. We go into the lodge at 12 noon.

Just a few reminders:

  • Women on their menstrual moon time are asked to stay home to honor that ceremony
  • Bring lodge clothes (shorts for men and long dresses or long skirt and T-shirt for women), water to drink before and after lodge, towels (can bring one in the lodge and may want an extra one for after lodge)
  • Suggested donation of $20 for fire wood, maintenance of lodge, & travel of our elder
We’ve been asked about COVID safety around the sweat lodges.  We’re asking people to stay at home if they have any upper respiratory symptoms / cold / cough or are within 10 days of having tested positive for COVID.  During the ceremony, we are no longer passing the pipe for smoking to everyone.  When we pass the water to drink in the middle of the ceremony, we ask people to have the person next to them pour water into their hands rather than drinking directly from the gourd.  We are not asking about vaccination status as we feel that is a personal matter.  Fully vaccinated and boosted people can still contract and spread the virus.  We are encouraged that COVID is mutating into weaker strains as this is most likely a sign that the pandemic is close to running its course.  If you have compromised health and/or are nervous about contracting COVID or live with someone who is especially at risk, you may want to stay home.
We will have a potluck and talk circle after the lodge, so please bring a healthy potluck dish.

Please call for Directions +1 (503) 625-8048


Vision Quest

Due to Level 1 Covid state rules and Oregon law we are not sure about 2021 but we are considering and praying  that we can in 2022.

If you wish to lear what it takes to come please contact us.