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


On this Threshold Singing

While our age feels edgy, dark, and dangerous, it is also a potent time, full of possibility; and it is in these times when we are given exactly the songs we need: deep songs of the earth, ancient songs that began long ago, and new songs rising out of our hearts.

To Melt Unyielding Ice

What more urgent time than now, in the words of Teilhard de Chardin, to “trust in the slow work of God.”

The Latest from the Mountain

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 Happy New Year! We are looking forward to 2018 with much anticipation...the Rolling Ridge calendar is full of events, workshops and retreats and we hope many of you will find a reason to visit in the year ahead. .. .. .. In February, come away to the winter woods for a weekend of quiet contemplation and centering through meditative arts: water color and painting, music and poetry, calligraphy, origami, dance and fiber arts. More information and registration at the link in the profile ⬆. #rollingridgestudyretreat
 How can I stay completely present to this world—the light and the dark—while still keeping an open loving heart:  Who ever promised me the world would be perfect...I need to set a different course by reminding myself that humankind has always been flawed...and Love and light continue to exist anyway.  The news should simply inspire me to be extra loving and tender...Today I resolve to balance every dose of darkness I receive with an equal, if not greater, dose of light...I resolve to check the balance daily and provide myself with the silence and solitude I need to maintain it.  I truly believe it does matter what energy we put out into the world. // Ann O’Shaughnessy . . Photography by Linda DeGraf. More from her up on the blog (link in profile) . . #rollingridgestudyretreat #annoshaughnessy #winterice
 Welcome Winter! ❄ #rollingridgestudyretreat
 Warmest wishes from all of us at Rolling Ridge Study Retreat for a wonderful holiday and New Year.  Thank you to all who connected with Rolling Ridge during the last year (in person or online). Come visit again in 2018! // Annual summary and thank you letter now up on the blog. Link in profile ⬆ . #rollingridgestudyretreat (embroidery by Joy Houck Bauer)

“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