Rites of Passage, founded in 1977, offers Vision Quests, Workshops and Trainings that bring people into a deep encounter with the natural world, exploring the human-nature connection to deepen and transform a sense of purpose, value and commitment to the life we have been blessed with. This work begins with hearing the call to quest, an impulse as ancient as humanity: the path of the hero/ine. It will appeal to men, women, leaders, veterans and young people in life transition or change, and to those wanting to deepen their spiritual path and sense of purpose. The Vision Quest program is a fully embodied response to this call, allowing for 9 days in nature to prepare for and enact these changes, and then to return to the world. Our Leadership Vision Quest supports visionary leaders from all walks of life.
Rites of Passage, founded in 1977, offers Vision Quests, Workshops and Trainings that bring people into a deep encounter with the natural world, exploring the human-nature connection to reflect and transform the inner world. This work begins with hearing the call to quest, an impulse as ancient as humanity: the path of the hero/ine. It will appeal to men, women, leaders, veterans and young people in life transition or change, and to those wanting to deepen their spiritual path and sense of purpose.
One of the most profound, inspirational and positively life-altering events ever! Mike and Munro [the leaders] are an inspiration to others and will always remain an integral part of my life's journey with the work they have done.
Vision Quest is for everyone, especially those that don’t think they need it. Vision Quest is so many words: clarity and purity and peace, love. Vision Quest is about connection and synchronicity to all other life. Thank you!
Through this experience, I have found more inside of myself than I ever thought could possibly exist—so much appreciation, so much beauty, so much truth, so much love... And when the sun rose the next morning, I saw both myself and the world we all live in in a new light.
Originally a skeptic, Vision Quest gave me the opportunity to reflect and gain an understanding about myself and how I want to be in the world.
This program and experience changed my life... I love the comfort and growth it has brought me, and showed inside me. It illuminated a large part of the inside of me that I know will serve me forever.
I absolutely recommend this to others. I had a profound experience, a reinforcing catalyst in support of my journey on the path to living an authentic life.
My experience has been so much more than I could ever have "conceived" or "planned" in my mind. It is truly through and from my heart that I will call and welcome those who are curious and inspired to do this process. It is powerful and transformative.
One of the most unique and precious experiences of my life…This program reveals the depth of who you are, and gifts that take you into your life.
...I would not be the woman I am today without this quest. This is not a lesson one could learn at home or in school. This is a lesson of the heart and of the hearth. Take the time, and let the land teach you.
Just go. It is an experience you cannot get any other way. Everyone should be able to see life in this way. This is a place you can never come back from but would never dream of wanting to...
It’s a game changer, a life changer, deep, fun, inspiring, nurturing and growth-full, yes!
This has been one of the best experiences of my life. It’s given me a fresh, new perspective on things and a new appreciation for everything and everyone around me... I feel so full of vitality and love. Thank you.
This was an outstanding experience that provided a much-needed crucible for some essential work—for me personally, and for this amazing circle of beautiful men [Men's Quest]. I wholeheartedly recommend this vision quest experience to others, and want to help in sharing this work.
This work is alive! It's not dead preaching.... I appreciate people who know how to work with that live fire.
Outstanding. Gifted. From the heart with plenty of brains. Provided guidance into a different world.
This program was a wonderful hugely transformative journey that I enjoyed very much. I thoroughly recommend it for those seeking self-knowledge, acceptance and clarifying the way ahead.
I have no words, which is a huge statement about the depth and breadth of my experiences with soul, community and nature.
...There are no words to describe what happened on my vision quest... but if you really want to know, look into my eyes. See the way I hold myself with confidence and strength. With the support and guidance of our adoptive elders (guides), I have had the opportunity to grow and truly move into adulthood.
It’s hard to imagine that I would now feel so at home in the wilderness and that such profound experiences of spiritual connection would bless my path. What a unique opportunity to be fully disconnected from all modern distraction and to reconnect to the roots of what it is to be a human being.
This Vision Quest experience is life enriching beyond any retreat, conference or seminar I’ve attended. It is a transformation on many levels. What a healthy way to tackle and embrace growth and healing on such a significant level.
As a female combat veteran I had much untapped and this journey allowed me to be in relationship with my experience in Iraq in a way that I cannot put into words. I have clarity and purpose to bring back to the world. We need programs like this. I am changed. I am whole.