Rolling Ridge Study Retreat

Rolling Ridge Study Retreat


Connected to a wide circle of those who share a deep longing for a more authentic, nature-connected and soul-infused life.

Rolling Ridge Study Retreat


Located on a 1400-acre nature preserve owned by the Rolling Ridge Foundation and protected by a conservation easement with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.

Rolling Ridge Study Retreat


Exploring the connections of spirit, faith and the wild earth.


Rolling Ridge Study Retreat Blog


At Summer’s Turning

The genius of this land, what draws us, is the deep grace of welcome and forgiveness and mercy that pervades it, the sense of being cradled in the wide lap of something or someone much older and more vast and loving than we can imagine. In that embrace even the loneliest sojourner can find solace and the will to reach out for their unique thread with which to re-weave the world.


While the radio and TV shout breaking news and our phones buzz and tweet, a whole other conversation is going on. It is the one about belonging, about finding a tether, a foothold, in the heart of the world.


Each moment is a well, a history, a lifetime, and a suddenly and irrevocably constructed door frame.

The Latest from the Mountain

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 Shadow art in the Retreat House #rollingridgestudyretreat
 If only all organizations could hold board meetings in the forest! #rollingridgestudyretreat #suchislifeonthemountain
 An injured #lunamoth found under a thicket of jimson weed. It's hard not to feel awed by the markings that look like they were painted on with watercolors and a fine-tipped brush. And "the miraculous green origami of their wings" // Sean Nevin
 This August Scot's peach trees have fruited for the very first time and it's a bumper crop! #rollingridgestudyretreat

“You are in this time of the interimRolling Ridge Study Retreat
Where everything seems withheld.
The path you took to get here has washed out.
The way forward is still concealed from you.
The old is not old enough to have died away
The new is still too young to be born.”


-John O’Donohue