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


We Can Do This

There is a chickadee outside the window.  It has lighted on a slender branch of the nearly leafless bush and is turning its black-capped head this way and that while its little body dances briskly, feathers puffed against the chill.  The day is harsh. A bitter wind...

An Alliance of Love, Power & Justice

February 2017 In this troubled and troubling world we are continually forced to choose sides or else risk indifference or complicity by virtue of inaction.  But taking sides also perpetuates a society of winners and losers, of “us vs. them.”  How can one seek peace...

Be Ye Tenderhearted

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other (Ephesians 4:32) I know that I have life only insofar as I have love. I have no love except it come from Thee. Help me, please, to carry this candle against the wind. – Wendell Berry Three years ago this...

The Latest from the Mountain

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 The sunset always lights up the west wall of Pinestone in a fire-like glow  #rollingridgestudyretreat
 A wonderful group of knitters (and one embroiderer!) spent the weekend sharing and creating at the meditative arts retreat. #rollingridgestudyretreat #meditativeart
 Weekend wood chopping  Also, many thanks to the volunteers from Hyattsville Mennonite who helped to chop, split and stack wood at the Retreat House on Saturday! #suchislifeonthemountain #rollingridgestudyretreat
 "We the people will not be governed by hate" // Quilted banner by Linda DeGraf

“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