Madre Grande Monastery
A Sacred site for healing, teaching, ceremony, and celebration
Experience a sweat lodge in the nurturing environment of Madre Grande and take your personal next step into connecting with your higher self and all your relationships. The lodge will be poured by Monica Maghiar, monk at Madre Grande Monastery.
The celebration unfolds from 3pm -10pm, Saturday, September 14 and generally the third Saturday or Sunday of every month in 2019. The lodge will end after dark so we recommend that you arrive earlier and set up your sleeping site.
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Please bring two towels for use in the sweat lodge, a change of clothes that keep you warm (it is getting cold fast in the afternoon), water for hydration, flashlight, hat, chap stick, and a dish to share at potluck. Please bring your own bowl, plate and utensils so you help reduce disposable kitchenware waste. We recommend that participants hydrate really well two, three days before the lodge, during and after the celebration. For first timers we recommend to call for orientation at 619-468-6869. We are thankful for donations and we will not turn down participants for lack of funds.
There are showers at the site and portable restroom.
Please be mindful when you drive on the dirt road that connects highway 94 with the Monastery. More info about how to reach our place at Getting Here
This event is presented by the Monks of Madre Grande Monastery as a contemporary ceremony using ancient universal methods. It is not a traditional Native American ceremony. We offer the Geo-Lodge as an opportunity to experience personal spiritual growth and healing, and to help re-connect individuals to our Mother Earth. We respect and honor Native American wisdom and spirituality, and in no way presume or claim to offer Native American practices or teachings.