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

 

Festivals for the Dark

During these intentional, festive days, we can deepen relationships with one another and with the living Earth and awaken to unseen realities that secretly sustain the world. We can open into the realm of the soul with its wondrous capacity for imagination, understanding, and joy. Then it may be possible to touch into all that is Holy and good and eternal.

The Mystery of Mentoring: Helping a Lost Culture Find Its Way

September 14-16 // On this retreat we reweave our connection to nature and soul by wandering in the mystical, enchanted world of nature, seeking to be met by raven and hawk, ancient rock and rushing brook. We attend to our night-time dreams, immerse ourselves in stories, poetry and art, and gather for ceremony, for sacred dance and song, and for circles of shared wisdom.

Way Upstream

These are the surprising, intimate conversations that illumine the threads tethering us to the vast communion and belonging way upstream, at the headwaters, where the world is always ending and beginning again. Thus the trees save us, and daily.

The Latest from the Mountain

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 All freezes again / among the pines, winds whispering / a prayer. // by Riei, Haiku poet, 1794 . . . Photography by @jonespomeroy
 We have a HUGE announcement we are beyond excited to share... Our "Going Solar!" project fundraising goal has been met 100%! THANK YOU to everyone who shared news about the project. THANK YOU to everyone who generously made monetary donations. THANK YOU to everyone who kindly sent notes of encouragement about the long-held dream to use solar energy at #rollingridgestudyretreat. * * * As of today, the panels are fully installed! We appreciated the opportunity to work with the folks at @SolarHoller,  a unique and innovative company out of Shepherdstown, WV. (Solar Holler is a full-service, licensed solar developer and installer, but most importantly they are a company working to revitalize Appalachian communities that have been decimated by coal mining and left out of an energy future. They partner with the nonprofit #CoalfieldDevelopment, which supplies crew members from the coalfield counties of West Virginia, providing educational and work opportunities, retraining, and certification.) * * * In this season of harvest and gratitude, we at RRSRC are reminded of the gift of community, the gift of neighbors, and the gift of the sun.
 "During these intentional, festive days, we can deepen relationships with one another and with the living Earth and awaken to unseen realities that secretly sustain the world. We can open into the realm of the soul with its wondrous capacity for imagination, understanding, and joy. Then it may be possible to touch into all that is Holy and good and eternal." // Lindsay McLaughlin . . . Find the link for a new blogpost in our IG profile #rollingridgestudyretreat
 Thank you to all the friends, new and old, who came out to Fall Fest over the weekend! It was a beautiful, celebratory day at #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