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.

Other Possibilities

When we plunge sensationally and whole-heartedly into the world beyond four walls we release the forest from the fetters of scenery, from being a bothersome backdrop to self-absorption.

The Latest from the Mountain

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 "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
 October 5 // Enjoy a day of mindfulness and art with @soul.mandala learning the art of mandala painting and how to use it in your daily life as a tool and aid for meditation, contemplation and focus. No previous experience required. All levels and skills welcomed! More information and registration at the events page linked in our profile above. . . . #rollingridgestudyretreat #meditativearts #harpersferrywv
 Our sister community, Friends of Silence, is hosting their annual creative spirit retreat for girls ages 10-16 again June 23-28! // "Arts to the Ridge" is a great chance to retreat to the woods and bring your art with you. If you draw, dance, sing, write, play a musical instrument, sculpt, sew, or otherwise create—this retreat is for you! Practice in an inspiring mountain setting; share creative experiences with one another; explore the connection between silence, spirit, and creativity; try something new in sampler sessions with guest artists (Parents and younger sibs welcome!) // More information and registration can be found at the link in our profile OR directly at the Friends of Silence event page: . . . #friendsofsilence #shenandoahriver #harpersferrywv #wildandfreekids #wildandfreechildren #kidart #teenart
 Children of the Earth // July 6&7 // is an overnight for children ages 6-10 years old and their parent, grandparent, or other adult mentor. This retreat is designed as an inter-generational experience of nature, including: * Campfire stories and songs * Nature arts and crafts * Discovery hikes and guided adventures * A closing ceremonial time to celebrate our discoveries. More info and registration at our events page (linked in profile) . . . #rollingridgestudyretreat #harpersferrywv #kidsinnature #wildandfreekids #wildandfreechildren

“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