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US sweat lodge lawsuits settled for $3 million

A self-help author imprisoned for the deaths of three people in an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony settled civil lawsuits with the victims' families for more than $3 million. Full story

American Indians see lessons in sweat lodge trial

Self-help author James Arthur Ray faced more than a judge at his sentencing last week for a sweat lodge ceremony that left three people dead. Members of the American Indian community sat through almost the entire trial in silent protest of Ray's use of a sacred tradition. Full story

Prison time for self-help guru in sweat lodge case

A self-help author's acknowledgement that he was responsible for the deaths of three people in an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony was something the victims' family members had hoped for long ago. But the court action wasn't about apologies for them; it was about accountability. Full story

Guru sentenced in sweat lodge deaths

A judge sentenced self-help guru James Ray on Friday to two years in jail for the deaths of three people following a sweat lodge ceremony in Arizona two years ago. Full story

Behind the scenes of a ‘sweat lodge’

   Patrick Harbula, founder of the Life Purpose Institute in Thousand Oaks, California, takes us through his interpretation of the ancient Native American sweat lodge ceremony. This web exclusive is part of the Dateline report from Friday, October 21st.

Preview: 'Deadly Retreat'

   For 3 people, the search for personal growth in an Arizona sweat lodge resulted in death.  The charismatic leader of the ceremony, James Arthur Ray, was charged with manslaughter.  Dateline NBC's Chris Hansen follows the investigation into the courtroom this Friday, October 21, at 9pm/8c.

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