Itinerary for the Badlands, North Dakota Vision Quest« Back to Trip Overview
Day 1 July 2nd (-/-/-)
Arrive in Bismark, North Dakota and transfer to Killdeer where our cabin is located for a group gathering, opening ceremony and restful night.
Day 2 July 3rd (b/l/d)
Today we’ll drive to the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park with its awe inspiring vistas, herds of buffalo and wild horses and attune to the land and set our intentions.
Day 3 July 4 (b/l/d)
On the 4th of July we will visit Killdeer’s Rodeo and holiday celebration with Barrel racing, Bull-riding and fireworks.
Day 4-6 July 5-7 (b/l/d)
Preparing for the Vision Quest: What do you need to let go of and leave behind? What new inner spaces do you want to open? Where does your inner guidance want to take you next? Preparations include daily practices of meditation, breathwork, shamanic journeying and group sharing as well as explorations of the land either on horse back or on foot (your preference). Rituals such as a sweat lodge and fire ceremony will help us purify and prepare ourselves for time alone in the powerful presence of this land. Participants may choose to quest alone for three days and nights in the Badlands or participate in a three day guided retreat near base camp.
Day 7-9 July 8-July 10th (*/*/*)
The Vision Quest:
Option one: According to Native American tradition you find your place in nature where you create a medicine wheel in which you stay for three days and nights to open your vision. To enhance the experience you may choose to fast during this time.
Option two: A three day guided silent retreat near basecamp with nights spend in the cabins.
*Meals during these days depend on what you choose for your process.
Day 10 July 11th (b/l/-)
Integration: Returning to the cabins, we integrate and share our experiences. We’ll be engaging in different exercises and rituals to assist us in bringing the new information we have gained into our daily lives. This is an important part of our spiritual practice. We’ll have a ceremony on Medicine Hole Mountain – and on this sacred site high above the prairie we’ll claim what we received on our vision quest.
Day 11 July 12th (b/-/-)
We leave the Badlands today renewed and with a change of heart. New friends have been made and old friendships made stronger. We look forward to the challenge of bringing this new dream home with us!
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Questions? Give us a ring at 727-421-0849 or email us – we can’t wait to hear from you!