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All Nations Lodge is based on native and ancient teachings from all lands, cultures, tribes and nations with an emphasis on the Mayan Cosmology and Earth shift prophesies. The sweat lodge is best known as a Native American purification ceremony, and there have been sweat lodges on all continents in one form or another. In the lodge, we are symbolically crawling into the womb of mother earth to be reborn. We purify physically through the heat and the detoxification from sweating, but also emotionally, mentally, and spiritually through the prayers we say and the sacred tribal songs we sing together.

Below are all the details:

We are now donating 25% of all contributions to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation through www.mitakuyefoundation.com. You can learn more about the plight of the people of this poorest reservation in our country at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pine_Ridge_Indian_Reservation.

If you want more information than what is listed below about our sweat lodge experience, please check out the links at the bottom of this page for internet reviews and media interviews with All Nations Lodge.

RESERVATION POLICY: You can reserve through the meetup, but to guarantee your spot, you must pay in advance through paypal.com unless you are a regular attendee who we know we can count on to show up. My paypal address for payments is patrick@magicofthesoul.com--PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU INDICATE WHO THE RESERVATION IS FOR IN YOUR PAYPAL TRANSACTION. Once you make your payment, your reservation will be marked paid on the meetup group event. You can also send a check made out to me Patrick Harbula to the same address as the event location. You can get a refund for your advance payment if your plans change and you cancel 24 hours in advance. If you want to do a trade for your contribution if space is available, you can call me at 805-469-9847. Please remember that your reservation is only guaranteed if you make your contribution in advance unless you are a regular attendee. As long as reservations don't exceed our capacity of 30, everyone will get a spot. Otherwise it’s first come, first serve, on the night of the event. You can check the sign ups on the meetup site if you want to see if we are approaching the max: http://www.meetup.com/Sweat-Lodge-Shamanic-Studies-Los-Angeles-Ventura/.

SACREDNESS: The sweat lodge is a sacred ceremony, so please come with a sacred intention, and maintain the focus of that intention throughout your time here with us. We come together to re-enter the womb of Mother Earth to be purified and reborn, and have fun in the process.

DONATIONS: WE ARE NOW DONATING 25% OF ALL CONTRIBUTIONS TO BENEFIT PINE RIDGE INDIAN RESERVATION, THE MOST IMPOVERISHED RESERVATION IN THE COUNTRY. We are donating through www.mitakuyefoundation.com. You can learn more about the plight of the people of this poorest reservation in our country at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pine_Ridge_Indian_Reservation. We do appreciate your financial appreciation as a great deal of time, energy, and resources go into the offering of these sweat lodges. The requested contribution is $30 per person. To have a guaranteed reservation, you must make your contribution in advance through paypal to patrick@magicofthesoul.com. You are of course welcome if you don't have $30 to spare, but an exchange of something equal in value is requested, perhaps an item you have made or something you no longer use. You can also offer the service of your time, to help with building the fire (which usually happens at 2 p.m. on the day of the ceremony), splitting wood, etc. Please call in advance to arrange any kind of exchange. 805-469-9847. Trades will only be made if there are spots available after those making the financial contribution have received one.

STAY THE NIGHT: We do block out our airbnb room for the sweat lodge night, so if you are traveling a distance (or for any reason) would like to reserve the airbnb room, it is $30 (normally $60), so just let us know.

CANCELLATIONS: If your plans have changed, please cancel 24 hours in advance if at all possible, so we can offer your spot to someone else. We do keep track of those who don't show up. We understand emergencies come up, but if we don't receive a cancellation with adequate time without a really good reason, you may not be invited to attend in the future. I hope you understand we set this boundary in order to provide the best experience possible for our sweat lodge community.

TIMING: The new start time for all year round is 6 p.m. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time so you can be checked in and around the fire by 6. We will start the sharing promptly at 6 p.m., and an important part of the ceremony is the interaction and synergy that takes place through all of us sharing and supporting each other's intentions for the lodge. There is about an hour of preparation before going in the lodge, and once in the lodge, the ceremony lasts around 3 hours, sometimes less, sometimes more. Please plan on staying for the entire ceremony even if you do not stay in the lodge until the completion. This request is to honor all those in attendance and the ancestors who have come to join with us as well.

POSSIBILITY OF RAIN: In holding lodges here since October of 2008, we have never had rain that stopped us from getting the fire lit and heating the rocks, so we do hold them rain or shine of the moon. And, being in the rain around the fire and then hearing the drops in the lodge is a most pleasant experience. That's right, we don't have to hide from the rain. It’s beautiful! smile.

PARKING: If you wouldn't mind, please park down the street a bit from our place (or really the farther away the better). And please not in front of the place to our left (facing our house that is) 2583 Young. Our neighbors are not happy when there are a lot of cars parked in the cul-de-sac, and we want to keep the peace. If you get here on the early side and want to park in our driveway (if there is space), feel free.

PREPARATION: Eat light before the lodge (not fasting, just don't eat a big stake dinner or something like that) and hydrate yourself well all day (but not too much just before going in for the sake of bladder comfort). We strongly recommend that you not use alcohol or recreational drugs at least 3 days before the lodge (and definitely not the same day for alcohol as it will dehydrate you, and you are going to need your hydration). You will be purifying and it will be easier and more enjoyable the more toxin free you are to begin with. On that subject, eating and drinking healthy (if you don’t already) leading up to the lodge is also helpful. Bring two towels and loose fitting cotton clothing (shorts & t-shirt are ideal or some people prefer bathing suits or trunks) to change into for the sweat lodge, or wear your lodge clothes and bring clothing to change into afterward as you will be soaked. Sandals are helpful as well. Bring plenty of bottled water. IF YOU HAVE ANY MEDICAL CONDITIONS--ESPECIALLY HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE OR HEART CONDITIONS--YOU SHOULD CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE PARTICIPATING IN SWEAT LODGES.

MOON CYCLE: As a non-traditional lodge, we do not subscribe to the practice of prohibiting women to participate if they are on their moon cycle. So you are fine to join the lodge if you are on your cycle. If you want more information about the philosophy behind this policy just ask.

MEDICINE GIFT: The medicine gift is optional and always appreciated especially if it is your first time to the lodge. Substances relating to fire are always the best medicine gifts, such as sage (which we are low on), sweet grass (which we are fairly well stocked up on) and tobacco (which we are pretty well stocked on for now as well).

ADDRESS: 2593 Young Avenue Thousand Oaks, CA 91360. Again my phone is 805-469-9847. You are looking for a house at the end of the cul-de-sac. Remember to park down the street a bit.

IF YOU HAVE ANY MEDICAL CONDITIONS--ESPECIALLY HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE OR HEART CONDITIONS--YOU SHOULD CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE PARTICIPATING IN SWEAT LODGES.

INTERNET REVIEWS OF ALL NATIONS LODGE: Below are some links to articles and a short NBC Dateline interview with All Nations Lodge:

NBC Dateline Video: http://www.nbcnews.com/video/dateline/44980612#44980612

Alexis Cox Blog—very clear description of the All Nations Lodge ceremony

http://servethewarrior.org/the-flying-guinea-pig-sweat-lodge/

http://servethewarrior.org/the-flying-guinea-pig-sweat-lodge-part-2/

Whole Life Times Article on sweat lodges interview with Patrick Harbula and others.

http://www.wholelifetimes.com/5176/into-the-fire-of-the-sweat-lodge/

Space is limited: To reserve or for more information call 805-469-9847. Also call this number if you are coming and need to call at the last minute to find the place or anything else.

Mitakuye Oyasin (Lakota for all my relations or we are all one),

Patrick J. Harbula

Located in Thousand Oaks, Southern California and serving Ventura County, L. A.--Los Angeles County, San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita, Santa Barbara County.

Living Purpose Institute locally serves: Thousand Oaks, Ventura County, Los Angeles County, Simi Valley, Agoura, Oxnard, Camarillo, Moorpark, Westlake Village, Newbury Park, Calabasas, San Fernando Valley, Sylmar, Woodland Hills, Topanga Canyon, Malibu, West Hills, Canoga Park, Chatsworth, Reseda, Sherman Oaks, Encino, Granada Hills, Northridge, Mission Hills, North Hills, Sunland, Tujunga, La Canada Flintridge, Glendale, Pasadena, Van Nuys, Burbank, North Hollywood, Hollywood, Universal City, La Canada, La Crescenta, Santa Monica, Venice, Culver City, Beverly Hills, Santa Clarita, newhall, Saugus, Lion Country, Carpenteria, Ojai, Santa Barbara, Casitas, Palmdale, Los Angeles County, San Diego as well as other Southern California locations.

SHAMANIC CEREMONIAL SWEAT LODGE

All Nations Lodge is based on native and ancient teachings from all lands, cultures, tribes and nations with an emphasis on the Mayan Cosmology and Earth shift prophesies. The sweat lodge is best known as a Native American purification ceremony, and there have been sweat lodges on all continents in one form or another. In the lodge, we are symbolically crawling into the womb of mother earth to be reborn. We purify physically through the heat and the detoxification from sweating, but also emotionally, mentally, and spiritually through the prayers we say and the sacred tribal songs we sing together.

Below are all the details:

If you want more information than what is listed below about our sweat lodge experience, please check out the links at the bottom of this page for internet reviews and media interviews with All Nations Lodge.

NEW RESERVATION POLICY: You can reserve through the meetup, but to guarantee your spot, you must pay in advance through paypal.com unless you are a regular attendee who we know we can count on to show up. My paypal address for payments is patrick@magicofthesoul.com--PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU INDICATE WHO THE RESERVATION IS FOR IN YOUR PAYPAL TRANSACTION. Once you make your payment, your reservation will be marked paid on the meetup group event. You can also send a check made out to me Patrick Harbula to the same address as the event location. You can get a refund for your advance payment if your plans change and you cancel 24 hours in advance. If you want to do a trade for your contribution if space is available, you can call me at 805-469-9847. Please remember that your reservation is only guaranteed if you make your contribution in advance unless you are a regular attendee. As long as reservations don't exceed our capacity of 30, everyone will get a spot. Otherwise it’s first come, first serve, on the night of the event. You can check the sign ups on the meetup site if you want to see if we are approaching the max: http://www.meetup.com/Sweat-Lodge-Shamanic-Studies-Los-Angeles-Ventura/ .

SACREDNESS: The sweat lodge is a sacred ceremony, so please come with a sacred intention, and maintain the focus of that intention throughout your time here with us. We come together to re-enter the womb of Mother Earth to be purified and reborn, and have fun in the process.

DONATIONS: WE ARE NOW DONATING 25% OF ALL CONTRIBUTIONS TO BENEFIT PINE RIDGE INDIAN RESERVATION, THE MOST IMPOVERISHED RESERVATION IN THE COUNTRY. We do appreciate your financial appreciation as a great deal of time, energy, and resources go into the offering of these sweat lodges. The requested contribution is $30 per person. To have a guaranteed reservation, you must make your contribution in advance through paypal to patrick@magicofthesoul.com . You are of course welcome if you don't have $30 to spare, but an exchange of something equal in value is requested, perhaps an item you have made or something you no longer use. You can also offer the service of your time, to help with building the fire (which usually happens at 2 p.m. on the day of the ceremony), splitting wood, etc. Please call in advance to arrange any kind of exchange. 805-469-9847. Trades will only be made if there are spots available after those making the financial contribution have received one.

STAY THE NIGHT: We do block out our airbnb room for the sweat lodge night, so if you are traveling a distance (or for any reason) would like to reserve the airbnb room, it is $30 (normally $60), so just let us know.

CANCELLATIONS: If your plans have changed, please cancel 24 hours in advance if at all possible, so we can offer your spot to someone else. We do keep track of those who don't show up. We understand emergencies come up, but if we don't receive a cancellation with adequate time without a really good reason, you may not be invited to attend in the future. I hope you understand we set this boundary in order to provide the best experience possible for our sweat lodge community.

TIMING: The new start time for all year round is 6 p.m. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time so you can be checked in and around the fire by 6. We will start the sharing promptly at 6 p.m., and an important part of the ceremony is the interaction and synergy that takes place through all of us sharing and supporting each other's intentions for the lodge. There is about an hour of preparation before going in the lodge, and once in the lodge, the ceremony lasts around 3 hours, sometimes less, sometimes more. Please plan on staying for the entire ceremony even if you do not stay in the lodge until the completion. This request is to honor all those in attendance and the ancestors who have come to join with us as well.

POSSIBILITY OF RAIN: In holding lodges here since October of 2008, we have never had rain that stopped us from getting the fire lit and heating the rocks, so we do hold them rain or shine of the moon. And, being in the rain around the fire and then hearing the drops in the lodge is a most pleasant experience. That's right, we don't have to hide from the rain. It’s beautiful! smile.

PARKING: If you wouldn't mind, please park down the street a bit from our place (or really the farther away the better). And please not in front of the place to our left (facing our house that is) 2583 Young. Our neighbors are not happy when there are a lot of cars parked in the cul-de-sac, and we want to keep the peace. If you get here on the early side and want to park in our driveway (if there is space), feel free.

PREPARATION: Eat light before the lodge (not fasting, just don't eat a big stake dinner or something like that) and hydrate yourself well all day (but not too much just before going in for the sake of bladder comfort). We strongly recommend that you not use alcohol or recreational drugs at least 3 days before the lodge (and definitely not the same day for alcohol as it will dehydrate you, and you are going to need your hydration). You will be purifying and it will be easier and more enjoyable the more toxin free you are to begin with. On that subject, eating and drinking healthy (if you don’t already) leading up to the lodge is also helpful. Bring two towels and loose fitting cotton clothing (shorts & t-shirt are ideal or some people prefer bathing suits or trunks) to change into for the sweat lodge, or wear your lodge clothes and bring clothing to change into afterward as you will be soaked. Sandals are helpful as well. Bring plenty of bottled water. IF YOU HAVE ANY MEDICAL CONDITIONS--ESPECIALLY HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE OR HEART CONDITIONS--YOU SHOULD CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE PARTICIPATING IN SWEAT LODGES.

MOON CYCLE: As a non-traditional lodge, we do not subscribe to the practice of prohibiting women to participate if they are on their moon cycle. So you are fine to join the lodge if you are on your cycle. If you want more information about the philosophy behind this policy just ask.

MEDICINE GIFT: The medicine gift is optional and always appreciated especially if it is your first time to the lodge. Substances relating to fire are always the best medicine gifts, such as sage (which we are low on), sweet grass (which we are fairly well stocked up on) and tobacco (which we are pretty well stocked on for now as well).

ADDRESS: 2593 Young Avenue Thousand Oaks, CA 91360. Again my phone is 805-469-9847. You are looking for a house at the end of the cul-de-sac. Remember to park down the street a bit.

If you are not on the meetup group, you can join, so that you receive notifications of the lodge schedule, or request to be on my email list and you will receive notices for all of our events. Here is the meetup link: http://www.meetup.com/Sweat-Lodge-Shamanic-Studies-Los-Angeles-Ventura/ . Just mention that you have already been approved by me, and I will approve your membership. Please see our other meetup groups at http://www.meetup.com/Los-Angels-Ventura-Spirituality-Meditation-Meetup-Group and http://www.meetup.com/Full-Moon-World-Healing-Meditation-Ceremony .

IF YOU HAVE ANY MEDICAL CONDITIONS--ESPECIALLY HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE OR HEART CONDITIONS--YOU SHOULD CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE PARTICIPATING IN SWEAT LODGES.

INTERNET REVIEWS OF ALL NATIONS LODGE: Below are some links to articles and a short NBC Dateline interview with All Nations Lodge:

NBC Dateline Video: http://www.nbcnews.com/video/dateline/44980612#44980612

Alexis Cox Blog—very clear description of the All Nations Lodge ceremony

http://servethewarrior.org/the-flying-guinea-pig-sweat-lodge/

http://servethewarrior.org/the-flying-guinea-pig-sweat-lodge-part-2/

Whole Life Times Article on sweat lodges interview with Patrick Harbula and others.

http://www.wholelifetimes.com/5176/into-the-fire-of-the-sweat-lodge/

Space is limited: To reserve or for more information call 805-469-9847. Also call this number if you are coming and need to call at the last minute to find the place or anything else.

Mitakuye Oyasin (Lakota for all my relations or we are all one),

Patrick J. Harbula
All Nations Lodge
2593 Young Avenue
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
805-469-9847
patrick@magicofthesoul.com
www.livingpurposeinstitute.com
www.spiritualunitymovement.org (http://www.spiritualunitymovement.org/)

Please see our other meetup groups at http://www.meetup.com/Full-Moon-World-Healing-Meditation -... and http://www.meetup.com/Los-Angels-Ventura-Spirituality-Mee ...

Located in Thousand Oaks, Southern California and serving Ventura County, L. A.--Los Angeles County, San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita, Santa Barbara County.

Living Purpose Institute offers worldwide online support for Life Purpose clarification, Life Coaching, corporate coaching, meditation training, spiritual living, and motivational speaking. Living Purpose Institute is physically located in Thousand Oaks, Southern California, just north of L.A. (Los Angeles) and offers local support through Life Purpose workshops, meditation classes, Primal Fire Intensive, Ceremonial Native American Sweat Lodges, Life Purpose Coaching Services, coaching certification program, weekly classes, life coaching, corporate coaching, motivational speaking, Spiritual Growth Classes/Teachings, New Thought Teachings & classes, Metaphysical Studies/Teachings classes & workshops, and ceremonial sweat lodge. Founder and President, Patrick J. Harbula has been a leader in the human potential movement life coach, and Life Purpose Coach for over 20 years and is author of the acclaimed book The Magic of the Soul. Living Purpose Institute locally serves: Thousand Oaks, Ventura County, Los Angeles County, Simi Valley, Agoura, Oxnard, Camarillo, Moorpark, Westlake Village, Newbury Park, Calabasas, San Fernando Valley, Sylmar, Woodland Hills, Topanga Canyon, Malibu, West Hills, Canoga Park, Chatsworth, Reseda, Sherman Oaks, Encino, Granada Hills, Northridge, Mission Hills, North Hills, Sunland, Tujunga, La Canada Flintridge, Glendale, Pasadena, Van Nuys, Burbank, North Hollywood, Hollywood, Universal City, La Canada, La Crescenta, Santa Monica, Venice, Culver City, Beverly Hills, Santa Clarita, newhall, Saugus, Lion Country, Carpenteria, Ojai, Santa Barbara, Casitas, Palmdale, Los Angeles County, San Diego as well as other Southern California locations.

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