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.
Located on a 1400-acre nature preserve owned by the Rolling Ridge Foundation and protected by a conservation easement with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.
Exploring the connections of spirit, faith and the wild earth.
Rolling Ridge Study Retreat Blog
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.
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.
May our prints be found to pause at times facing west, reminding those who come after to take in that setting sun, to hold each day to the last.
“You are in this time of the interim
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.”