NORTH DAKOTA: Vision Quest into the Badlands – to be announced

Are You Looking To…

  • Step out of your daily routines and broaden your sense of Self?
  • Realign with the original intention of your soul’s purpose?
  • Gain greater perspective like the eagle, yet stay balanced in the earth realm?
  • Overcome your fears and embrace your birthright of freedom?


If so – join facilitator Samvedam Randles on this sacred Vision Quest to the ridge of the Badlands of North Dakota where the vistas are expansive and bison and coyote walk freely. In preparation for our powerful quest we will be lodging in rustic cabins in Killdeer where we’ll be asking important questions such as: What do we need to let go of and leave behind? What new inner spaces do we want to open? Where does our inner guidance want to take us next?

Highlights Of Your Adventure:

  • Experience the powerful rituals of sweat lodge and fire ceremony
  • Purify and prepare yourself for your vision quest on the sacred land
  • Quest alone for three days and three nights in your medicine wheel
  • Or – participate in an alternative guided retreat near base camp
  • Daily practices of meditation, breathwork, shamanic journeying and group sharing
  • Explore the glorious landscape on horse-back or by foot
  • Visit Theodore Roosevelt National Park with its herds of buffalo and wild horses
  • Celebrate 4th of July at Killdeer’s Rodeo with barrel racing, bull-riding and fireworks.
  • Engage in exercises to assist us in incorporating the messages gained from Spirit into our lives
  • Quiet time to meditate, reflect and journal
  • Fare-well ceremony at the sacred site of Medicine Hole Mountain

Entering Presence

The glorious part of our cabins is that they sit right on the edge of the badlands and have an unbelievable awe-inspiring view. Just simply sitting in presence there allows the spirit to soar with the open endless Dakota space. The little Missouri flows at the bottom of the first valley and you can watch small herds of buffalo come by or eagles soar through the buttes. This is a profound and heartfelt trip – meant to connect you with your inner divine consciousness. Our intention is for you to become the highest expression of Spirit and light that you can be!
Please watch the video on the right so you can get a feeling of this beautiful journey! –>

“When we get out of the glass bottle of our ego and when we escape like the squirrels in the cage of our personality and get into the forest again, we shall shiver with cold and fright. But things will happen to us so that we don’t know ourselves. Cool, unlying life will rush in.”
~ D.H. Lawrence

Want to Join Us?

Questions? Give us a ring at 727-421-0849 or email us – we can’t wait to hear from you!



  1. MW says:

    Are there any native americans leading these sweat lodges, vision quests etc. ?

  2. BJ says:

    I know no offense is meant, so please take this in the spiriti it is intended. Refering to the “belief system of Native American tribes” is like refering to the “food of Latin America.” It’s a blanket term for very diverse people. Our tribes do differ in their beliefs and customs. It would be beneficial in aiding understanding if you would name the tribe you predominantly pull your tradition from. Thank you.

  3. turtle winds firewalker says:

    Sounds really nice,
    turtle winds firewalker

  4. Linda says:

    WOW! What an adventure, what a gift. For me the Vision Quest was about going within, listening to the stillness and my guides. I felt perfectly safe and that the entire adventure was held in a very sacred manner by Samvedam. Samvedam and Maya worked very well together to guide and counsel me through my quest. They were both very helpful in my process. The location was magical and so beautiful. I highly recommend this Vision Quest and know that any trip guided by Samvedam would be wonderful.
    Thank you so much, Samvedam and Maya.

  5. Judy says:

    It’s been almost two months since returning from the Vision Quest, and I am still in awe and ever so grateful I attended, was open to what I needed, and pushed myself through my own fears. I went to the Badlands in hopes of burying the self-critical part of myself that made living so painful–physically and emotionally. “Burying” is not the right word for what happened on this trip; “transformed” is more accurate. I came home to/re-mothered/re-birthed myself while on my Vision Quest. My chronic joint pain is gone; and the compassion and self-love I feel still holds me steady and strong.

    As for the facilitators, Samvedam and Maya are skilled, flexible, and capable women. As a psychotherapist, I know all that goes in to preparing and facilitating a group process, especially one of this nature. Samvedam is intuitive, kind, honest, and wise. I would not have attended this Vision Quest with anyone else leading it.

    The line in the Vision Quest book that decided this trip for me: “In dying I had to let go of the old ways of seeing myself and place my faith in the unknown.” The ‘unknown’ I found–the essence of me–is better than I could ever have imagined. Thank you to the wonderful women who attended and dared, to the people who organized all the details, and to that golden eagle that answered my question.

  6. LizE says:

    I have tried to write and write and write to express my experience as a result of this mind blowing, heart touching, renewing life event. In celebration of my 60th year I wanted to connect with a horse and to meet myself in a deeper way. I did both, beyond my wildest dreams. Of course, it is always best to go in with no expectations. In trying to keep this short, I must give kudo’s to Samvedam and Maya for the insight and processes that they held for each of us collectively and individually. The rituals offered helped to support and comfort, especially considering the level of anticipation that is present proceeding one’s launch into the wilderness alone for three days and three nights (sans food). The whole ten days unfolded as was meant to be.
    Buckley my horse – and I, did have a connection of trust and power like I have never before experienced. My actual three days of fast and quest opened me to a sensitivity free of limiting beliefs and noise where the connection to nature was filled with metaphors for living and relating to my life going forward most of all I did I meet myself, like I never would have believed possible.
    All I can say is ‘I love you so much’ was never before part of my vocabulary to myself.
    This quest was a gift, the other participants were a gift to my process, the leaders were a gift in their support and expertise, the horses and the ranchers were a gift to our quirks and needs, the location and vista was a gift, and the lore of the land was a gift. I can’t say enough of how this was the best present ever, so far in my life. If anyone reading this is questioning and/or held in check by fear, I say just do it, the fears will be met and you will not regret it. Get in touch with me if you need.

  7. Caitlin says:

    There was a moment the day after the vision quest where I had an epiphany: for the first time since I was very very young, I felt absolutely perfect. I was so proud of myself, not because “I did it,” not because I survived for three days on my own in the wilderness, but because I was me. I realized, I like myself. I am perfect just the way I am. Of course I had told myself this before, and it sounds so simple to think or say. But to actually experience pure and utter acceptance of the self is truly uplifting. The vision quest is not about surviving, or skirting death. It is about finding Life, and filling oneself up with Spirit. The facilitators of this journey were absolutely fantastic. They had intuitive insight on where and how I needed help on my quest, and were able to subtly guide me in precisely the manner necessary to get me through. I not only recommend a vision quest for someone who is seeking inner clarity, but I recommend this particular quest with these particular facilitators.


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