Soaring by Jeannie Lindheim

Central Vermont Community Quests



The Central Vermont Community Quest, including a solo fast, is created and guided for and by others in the community.  Our vision is a web of people who are committed:

  • to their own spiritual growth and development including bringing their gifts to the community;
  • to the spiritual growth and development of the growing Circle of those who are have quested;
  • to creating and offering the ceremony for women who come in the future;
  • to the care of land on which we all live.


There is a requested donation to help cover expenses.  Guides are not compensated for their time in any aspect of offering the quest.  


Adults join the Circle by invitation from someone who has quested in the group.  The Circle is called each year in the fall.  Preparation begins in January, the solo fast is in early spring.  Each Quest culminates with a Return Ceremony held by those who have quested before in the Community Circle,  community Elders, family, and friends.


There are two Circles, one for people who identify as women and one for people who identify as men.  


Contacts for information: 


Kelly OHearn for Women's Quest

Jason Mallery for the Men's Quest 



Other Community Programs in 2020 

Contact Fran Weinbaum at 


Introduction to the Mirror of Nature    A 2-3  hour program that invites participants into the basics of the work we call the quest.  Spring 2020 
The Mirror of Nature:  Being Elder     An afternoon program that invites Elders in our community to come together in a sharing Circle to speak to how their own Elder years, their visions, their questions, their process of being Elder.  Summer 2020