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Community

Connected to a wide circle of those who share a deep longing for a more authentic, nature-connected and soul-infused life.

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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.

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Soul

Exploring the connections of spirit, faith and the wild earth.

Contemplations

 

Equinox

What do we wonder, what will we hear, as we pause on this threshold, when the sun stands still? What have we received from the wild gifts of summer and held close, which we now let go? What new gifts will we find as we descend into the dark? What dreams will this interim time evoke in us? What surprises await us in the mist?

Rain & Incarnation

It rained early one morning, a brief respite in the dry spell; not a determined rain at first, it fell softly, a low patter in the canopy. Nevertheless it was a presence, a caress on my jacket and the stony path, gentle droplets condensed somewhere in the pale...

From “Fight or Flight” to Courage and Compassion

Portrait of Archbishop Dom Helder Camara of Brazilian Liberation Theology who said, “It is useless to dream of reforming society without a corresponding deep change in our inner lives.” Fear is such a powerful emotion for humans that when we allow it to...

The Latest from the Mountain

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 The poetry of the earth is never dead. ~John Keats *Photography by Katie Jones Pomeroy* #tomatoseason #rollingridgestudyretreat
 Oh, hello fall! Repost from @jonespomeroy #rollingridgestudyretreat
 "Sweet the rain's new fall, sunlit from heaven Like the first dewfall on the first grass" (Morning has Broken) *** #morninglight #rollingridgestudyretreat
 Work day is in full swing on this gorgeous September day! These #sojourners interns have been enjoying garden time. #rollingridgestudyretreat #communitygarden

“You are in this time of the interimelements4
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