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


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…

This is Spring

I am humbled by the insurmountable troubles of our planet, by the heart-rending sorrows befalling friends and loved ones, and by the personal brokenness with which I am confronted. I am in a mood to sit in the mud awhile, to let the moist earth seep around me, to be low and grounded.

The Latest from the Mountain

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 July 13 Foraging Workshop // It’s berry time! Koin us to collect what you can and learn some new plants along the way.  In our July workshop we will be covering 10 new plants and revisiting some we saw earlier this spring.  Learn what and how you can prepare some new edibles and find out some other uses that our ancestors found indispensable to their culture and way of life. // More information and registration at the events page linked in our profile ⬆️ #rollingridgestudyretreat #foraging
 In her newest essay, Lindsay draws connections between her experience at a recent retreat with Robin Wall Kimmerer and the Heroine's Journey weekend here at Rolling Ridge. You can find it at our blog ( #rollingridgestudyretreat #friendsofsilence #robinwallkimmerer
 Our very own forest-dwellers, Josh Evans & Luke Bauer, are teaching locally at the @midatlantic_permaculture convergence in Charles Town, WV // June 28-30 // Josh will be sharing about natural fire-making and Luke will be sharing about foraged basket-making. Limited tickets are still available for this exciting event! #MAPC
 "The question of the moment is, how shall we live and be in this time?" // You can find Lindsay McLaughlin's recent essay, "Reflection for a Still Point workday", now up on the blog (linked in profile). #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