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



The mysterious world of night, far from the reasonable light of day in which we have been politely making apologies and expressing remorse to our partners and companions, confronts us with the gutsy and most difficult question of whether we can forgive ourselves.

We Can Do This

There is a chickadee outside the window.  It has lighted on a slender branch of the nearly leafless bush and is turning its black-capped head this way and that while its little body dances briskly, feathers puffed against the chill.  The day is harsh. A bitter wind...

An Alliance of Love, Power & Justice

February 2017 In this troubled and troubling world we are continually forced to choose sides or else risk indifference or complicity by virtue of inaction.  But taking sides also perpetuates a society of winners and losers, of “us vs. them.”  How can one seek peace...

The Latest from the Mountain

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 This weekend the Rolling Ridge Foundation began the horse logging portion of the Forest Stewardship project. They've hired Lars, who works with draft horses to haul logs out of the forest as an alternative to large industrial machinery. #rollingridgestudyretreat
 #tbt to 1979 at #rollingridgestudyretreat ... A warm, sunny picnic with friends looks rather idyllic compared this brisk winter day!
 Snow in Spring #rollingridgestudyretreat
 Sweet words and a portrait from one our youngest community members about life at RRSRC: "Rolling Ridge has 4 kids and 1 baby. It's beautiful. When it snows, the hills here are great for sledding. There are 4 gardens that grow vegetables. We go to the Retreat House for retreats. The grownups have meetings. They talk together. We play inside houses or at the mulch pile or at our playground or on the hay bales. We ride our bikes. We watch the frogs at the pond. We go on hikes." (Can you see the little baby drawn into the arms of one of the big kids? ) #rollingridgestudyretreat #intergenerationalcommunity

“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