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

 

“Love of Tender Things”

This is the unfair dilemma in which we find ourselves: how to hold the miraculous belonging, to accept the precious, joyous gift of kinship and community, while absorbing the telltale signs of a deeply unwell world and the unpreventable suffering of those we love.

Reflection for a Still Point workday

We learn that we are part of vast ocean of being, “deep time,” to which we are knit with bonds of love and responsibility, and that knowing is like a fire…

The Latest from the Mountain

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 Join us for an autumn harvest of the wild on the ridge. You’ll learn about what is available to forage in early fall. We will be looking at 10 plants in detail, discussing edibility, medicinal use as well as some primitive skills uses for some plants. // $15; suggested donation // With instructors Josh Evans, Kate Evans & Luke Bauer. Each one has been learning and practicing the foraging arts for nearly a decade and leads workshops that engage people in their local landscape. . . . More Info & Registration at the events page linked in our IG profile or directly at: http://rollingridge.net/sept-forage/ . . . #rollingridgestudyretreat #foraging #foragedfood #foragedmedicine #plantwalk
 Learn how to weave and make your own egg basket out of materials you harvest out of the field and forest! // October 12 // Experience the full process of putting together a ribbed egg basket after harvesting vines and branches from plants you learn to identify at this workshop. Each person should leave with a basket either complete or far enough in process to confidently finish at home. // With Luke Bauer (basket-maker, forager, woods-wanderer, and permaculturist) // More information and registration at the Rolling Ridge events page linked in our IG profile or directly at rollingridge.net/ribbed-bskt/ . . . #rollingridgestudyretreat #basketmaking #eggbasket #basketworkshop #foraging #permaculture
 Singing the Trees retreat // April 24-26, 2020 // Standing tall in majesty and wildness, the trees beckon. Moving in rhythm with wind and rain, these strong and pliable pillars flow with a song of life that offers wisdom and joy. In this place where language fails, music invites us into an ever-deeper relationship with all beings – and with our heart’s longing. Join us as we sing and chant, listen to the music around us, and walk in the companionship of trees. You need not consider yourself a singer nor even feel that you can carry a tune; all are welcome to join in! // with Leah Rampy & David Rampy // More info and registration at our events page (linked in profile or at  http://rollingridge.net/singing/) #rollingridgestudyretreat #natureandsoul #natureandchant #musicretreat
 "This is the unfair dilemma in which we find ourselves: how to hold the miraculous belonging, to accept the precious, joyous gift of kinship and community, while absorbing the telltale signs of a deeply unwell world and the unpreventable suffering of those we love." // Lindsay McLaughlin in her newest essay, "The Love of Tender Things". You can find the entire post published now on our blog (linked in profile) #rollingridgestudyretreat #maryoliver #martinshaw #davidwhyte #jackgilbert

“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