2017 Vision Quest in Hillsdale, NY, Berkshires

pathway to the woods

pathway to the woods

I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching on fire.

I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise.

I choose to risk my significance, to live so that which came to me as seed, goes to the next blossom, and that which came to me as blossom, goes on as fruit.

-Dawn Markova-


New location in Hillsdale, NY, in the Berkshires

August 9th-16th



The forrest and the stream

The forest and the stream








We are blessed to have a beautiful place to take folks out to Vision Quest.

Hillsdale is right in the Berkshires, close to the Mass. border.

We will have 80 acres on private land to explore deeply the self and the soul through a week of teachings, ceremony and three days and nights solo in the woods.

These mountains here are so powerful. Since I moved here two years ago I have felt their support and my body and soul have found new places of rest and simple knowing.

It is quiet, remote and wild enough to give folks a real sense of being connected to nature and the spirits on the land, without the distraction of the outside world.

I am delighted that they have opened their hearts and home to allow us to have our Vision Quest there.

We will work together as community. I will be going up there this week to put down tobacco, do some ceremony and introduce myself to the spirits and ask their blessings to do a week of Vision Questing there this summer.

I am super excited to share this adventure with you and please listen deep in your heart if you are ready for the call of your heart to give yourself permission to open and open more to who you really are.

If you are ready for this, you should call me ASAP so you have some time to prepare.

Hm is 413-645-3194 and cell 240-441-76743.


Migwich and Peace To You All!!!



Sacred Hand Woman








The forrest takes you deep into the wisdom of the land.

The forrest takes you deep into the wisdom of the land.


Sacred Grandfather await your arrival.

Sacred Grandfathers await your arrival.







Still Waters Vision Quest

Removed from the distractions of modern daily life, guided by your own true nature, and the wild nature around you, dive into the still waters of your soul and find your authentic voice, the one that longs to be heard.

The demands of daily life give us no time to pause, reflect and listen to the voice of our hearts. The Vision Quest is a nature-based rite of passage that has been used in some form since the dawn of man in the search for inspiration.

To open the soul to the universal language of nature, our Quest relies on ancient traditions updated to fit our modern world. This vision quest is based on the simple premise that prayer and spiritual connection to nature can open our hearts and reveal answers to the deepest mysteries of life.


As if three days of solo time in the woods weren’t already a huge gift in a life filled with business and over-stimulation, the sacred and loving support of Rose added immeasurable strength and depth to my time in the Deep. My Vision Quest journeys continue to resonate in my life with wise guidance, deeper awareness of the support of Spirit, and the ‘unexpected gift’ of continued journeys with my fellow Questors.” Becky Carroll, PhD, Washington, DC

This year VQ will be inĀ Hillsdale NY, in the Berkshires.

Here’s our Vision Quest Schedule & Description:

VQ Course Date: August 9th-16th, 2017

Guide: Rose Khalsa

If you want to do the quest, please contact Rose for preparations.

Application: Send to Rose Khalsa, 5 Forest Row, Great Barrington. Ma., 01230

Cost: $700, sliding scale available.

Send a $200 deposit made out to Rose Khalsa

2016 Vision Quest :

Price include 3% charge for credit card processing.

For more info please contact Rose at 413-645-3194 or at rose@polaritycenter.org

Guides: Rose Khalsa, the fire tenders, supporters and cook.