Rolling Ridge Study Retreat

Rolling Ridge Study Retreat

Community

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

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.

Rolling Ridge Study Retreat

Soul

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

Contemplations

Rolling Ridge Study Retreat Blog

 

Ghost Pipes

This unseen web spreads out through the forest, an immense network of communication and sustenance, connecting everything.

Breaking the Spell

One day a stunning, iridescent green insect appeared on the boards that had been laid over the swampy creek bottom. We turned over a log near the old garden shack, and a red-striped salamander presented itself like a small jewel. There’s no telling what may be revealed, and when.

I am so distant from the hope of myself…

I recently participated in a conversation in which dissatisfaction or dissonance was a recurring theme poignantly and piercingly captured in a line quoted from a Mary Oliver poem: I am so distant from the hope of myself, in which I have goodness, and discernment…...

The Latest from the Mountain

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 "The shining trees are more than scenery for appreciation and reflection. They, and the mushrooms, wine berries, squirrels, woodpeckers, and the rest, call us humans into a conversation. They are waiting for our attention." // More from Lindsay McLaughlin on our blog (linked in our IG profile).
 The "Return of the Light: Restorying for the Winter Solstice" retreat is now open for registration. // Come join us at Rolling Ridge to reweave our connection to Earth and Cycles and Mystery by wandering during the sacred time of Solstice in the enchanted world of nature, seeking to be met by bare-branched oak, by hawk and raven, by still and frozen stream. // We immerse ourselves in stories, poetry and art, and attend to the dreams that sing to us in the long nights.  We gather for ceremony, for sacred dance, drumming, and song, and for circles of shared wisdom.  We make generous space for silence, journaling, meditation, and rest. * * * Registration and more details can be found on our events page (linked in profile). * * * Photo by @gabrielli.julie
 "Berries, cucumbers, and squash ripen in the garden faster than we can harvest, weeds grow amok, spirea and wine berries lace themselves across the forest paths, a raccoon removes the window screen and consumes all the cornbread, a bear demolishes the dumpster lid and flings garbage everywhere, grasses spring tall minutes after the mower passes, a forgotten open gate welcomes deer to the beans, an indigo bunting flashes past the car window. Foxes, rabbits, copperheads traverse our landscape and dance in our dreams. Anything could happen in this profligate season on our imperiled and precious planet." // A new essay by Lindsay McLaughlin, now up on the blog (linked in our IG profile) #rollingridgestudyretreat
 We are looking forward to seeing everyone who is coming out for the Fall Volunteer Workday in a few weeks! Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 1 and come spend the day at beautiful Rolling Ridge. http://rollingridge.net/fall-volunteer-workday-potluck-2018/

“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