Rolling Ridge Study Retreat

Rolling Ridge Study Retreat

Community

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

Nature

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

Soul

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

Contemplations

Rolling Ridge Study Retreat Blog

 

Communion with the Luminous Web

I cannot begin to fathom how the beating of one butterfly’s wings could possibly cause even a whisper of a ripple on the other side of the globe. But we are not just individuals; we are part of a whole stream of life.

Changes

Changing places and spaces requires contemplating what is taken along and what is not. One might not consider the worn wooden high chair that held many a wriggly child or the rounded black recliner where the teenagers flopped to be mortal, exactly…But this things are loved nevertheless.

Nurturing Wonder

To live with an open heart, to live with a sense of awe, doesn’t mean we are blind to suffering or pain or fear, only that we also see the blessings all around us—the sacred gifts of life, love, and beauty.

The Latest from the Mountain

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 "This is the first, the wildest and the wisest thing I know: that the soul exists and is built entirely out of attentiveness." // Mary Oliver
 A fun and lively bunch came out for Children of the Earth over the weekend! One young participant says the best parts were the campfire , the hike to the waterfall 〰 and the Oreo cookies in the "dirt" dessert . You heard it first here, folks! #rollingridgestudyretreat
 Weeding, mulching and good jokes tonight in the #communitygarden. #rollingridgestudyretreat
 I am so distant from the hope of myself, in which I have goodness, and discernment,  and never hurry through the world  but walk slowly, and bow often.  Around me the trees stir in their leaves and call out, “Stay awhile.” The light flows from their branches. And they call again, “It’s simple,” they say, “and you, too, have come into the world to do this, to go easy, to be filled with light, and to shine.” // Mary Oliver, When I am Among Trees . . #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