Traditional Sweat Lodge Ceremonies
- In Aboriginal culture, the sweat lodge empowers the natural elements of our being with the four elements of water, air, fire, and earth. Each element brings a quality of balance to our lives through prayer and purification. As you participate in the ceremony, you are purified with breathing, meditating, and in the sharing of words, prayers, songs, and storytelling.
A lodge ceremony is a gentle and caring approach to the cleansing of your mind, body, and spirit. Through the experience, your body is cleansed of the toxins within your body, which aids in the de-stressing of your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. The non-threatening, non-imposing, and safe environment allows you to seek your greater power with all cultures.
Welcome BCIT staff and students
The Aboriginal Services department exclusively welcomes BCIT staff and students to join us in our sweat lodge ceremonies. All lodges start at 9:00 AM. Please be there no later than 11:00 am. The lodge will usually run until 4:00 pm. Please dress in weather appropriate clothing. Parking is in Lot G beside SE30. You can pick up a parking pass in lodge. NOTE: All participants are asked to refrain from drugs and alcohol four days before the ceremony. Questions? Please come in and ask at Aboriginal Services.
Sweat lodge dates for 2016/17
- March 26, 2017
- April 23, 2017
- May 14, 2017
- Sep 17, 2017
- Oct 22, 2017
- Nov 19, 2017
- Dec 3, 2017
- Jan 21, 2018
- Feb 18, 2018
- Mar 25, 2018
Register to participate in a lodge ceremony.
Please notify lodge keeper if you have any health concerns. Please bring your own water bottle.