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A judge sentenced a self-help expert to a total of two years in prison Friday for his role in the deaths of three people in a 2009 sweat lodge ceremony in the Arizona desert.

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No new trial for 'sweat lodge' guru, judge saysupdated: Wed Sep 14 2011 14:06:00

An Arizona judge on Wednesday refused to grant a new trial for self-help guru James Arthur Ray in the deaths of three participants in a 2009 sweat lodge ritual.

Defense: Arizona self-help guru deserves new trial in sweat lodge caseupdated: Tue Aug 16 2011 16:44:00

A self-help guru who was convicted in the deaths of three participants in an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony deserves a new trial, his attorneys argued Tuesday. James Arthur Ray Convicted of Negligent Homicide in Sweat Lodge Deathsupdated: Thu Jun 23 2011 10:11:00

The self-help guru is convicted of negligent homicide and faces up to 11 years in prison James Arthur Ray Didn't Help the Dying, Witnesses Sayupdated: Tue Mar 22 2011 14:31:00

The sweat lodge manslaughter trial features dramatic testimony against the self-help guru

Testimony: Arizona sweat lodge resembled 'battleground'updated: Thu Mar 17 2011 21:22:00

A deadly 2009 "sweat lodge" retreat in Arizona left participants so sickened that the scene resembled "a battleground" with people vomiting, foaming at the mouth and with their eyes nearly popping out, according to one survivor who testified Thursday.

Sweat lodge survivor: Ray was 'the expert'updated: Tue Mar 15 2011 20:35:00

Self-help guru James Arthur Ray "was in charge of all the activities" at the Arizona retreat where three people died in a purification ritual in 2009, a survivor of the event testified Tuesday.

Inside the sweat lodge: Witnesses describe a ritual gone wrongupdated: Tue Mar 15 2011 11:59:00

James Arthur Ray's spiritual warriors journeyed to the foot of the mystical red cliffs of Sedona, Arizona, to find enlightenment. They were willing to shave their heads, meditate in the desert for 36 hours without food and water, then symbolically die and be reborn in a sweat lodge ritual.

Emotional witness describes horror outside sweat lodgeupdated: Fri Mar 11 2011 21:50:00

The eighth day in the trial of a formal spiritual retreat leader charged with manslaughter after a deadly sweat lodge ceremony concluded Friday with emotional testimony from the roommate of one of the victims.

Rare look inside a sweat lodge ceremonyupdated: Tue Mar 08 2011 21:58:00

HLN's Christi Paul and Ryan Smith talk with spiritual leader Gary Fourstar about their visit to a sweat lodge ceremony.

Volunteer recalls chaotic scene at sweat lodgeupdated: Tue Mar 08 2011 21:58:00

Testimony continued Tuesday at the trial of a self-help speaker charged in the death of three people at a sweat lodge in Arizona, with a volunteer saying she and others received little training on how to assist people.

'Sweat lodge' survivor says Ray dismissed plea, didn't check victimupdated: Mon Mar 07 2011 11:33:00

A woman testified Friday that the leader of a spiritual retreat dismissed her alert about the failing condition of a fellow participant in a 2009 "sweat lodge ritual," one of three people who eventually died after that event.

Arizona sweat lodge trial underwayupdated: Mon Mar 07 2011 11:33:00

The trial begins for James Arthur Ray, a self-help guru charged in the deaths of three sweat lodge participants.

Self-help author stands trial in sweat lodge deathsupdated: Tue Mar 01 2011 19:13:00

Opening statements began Tuesday in the trial of self-help author and speaker James Arthur Ray, who is charged with three counts of reckless manslaughter in the death of three people at an Arizona sweat lodge.

Self-help guru to stand trialupdated: Tue Mar 01 2011 19:13:00

James Arthur Ray, self-help author and speaker, will stand trial in the deaths of three people at a sweat lodge.

Bail reduced in 'sweat lodge' guru manslaughter caseupdated: Fri Feb 26 2010 14:27:00

The bail for the so-called "sweat lodge guru" facing manslaughter charges has been drastically reduced, his lawyer said. James Arthur Ray Arrested in Sweat Lodge Deathsupdated: Thu Feb 04 2010 12:12:00

The self-help guru is being held on $5 million bond on three manslaughter charges INSIDE STORY: Sweat Lodge Guru Wrote of 'Impending Death'updated: Fri Oct 30 2009 10:56:00

"For anything new to live, something first must die," James Arthur Ray said on Twitter before the three fatalities

Author delays events after Arizona sweat lodge deathsupdated: Thu Oct 29 2009 19:26:00

Self-help author and speaker James Arthur Ray announced Thursday that he is postponing all of his scheduled events through the end of the year after the deaths of three people in a sweat lodge session he led.

Sweat lodge survivor recalls screamsupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 16:35:00

A woman who was inside a "sweat lodge" at an Arizona retreat where three people died this month described people vomiting and screaming.

Sweat lodge survivor speaksupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 16:35:00

A woman who was in the sweat lodge when three people fell fatally ill describes the scene to CNN's Gary Tuchman. Sweat Lodge Guru: Remorse, But No Apologyupdated: Thu Oct 22 2009 10:27:00

"I feel your pain. I accept your anger," says James Arthur Ray, who continues to operate while under investigation into three deaths

Inside a sweat lodgeupdated: Thu Oct 15 2009 20:04:00

Gary Tuchman goes inside a sweat lodge to learn more about the ritual, which led to the deaths of two people last week.

Author hires investigators to review sweat lodge deathsupdated: Wed Oct 14 2009 05:48:00

A self-help expert said Tuesday that he has hired his own investigators to determine what happened at his Arizona retreat last week, when two people died after spending considerable time in a sweat lodge.

'Sweatbox' victims were attending 'Spiritual Warrior' programupdated: Sat Oct 10 2009 20:33:00

The two people who died and the 19 others who fell ill at a central Arizona resort after spending time in a sauna-like "sweatbox" were attending a program by self-help expert James Arthur Ray, authorities said Saturday.

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