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

 

Communion with the Luminous Web

I cannot begin to fathom how the beating of one butterfly’s wings could possibly cause even a whisper of a ripple on the other side of the globe. But we are not just individuals; we are part of a whole stream of life.

Changes

Changing places and spaces requires contemplating what is taken along and what is not. One might not consider the worn wooden high chair that held many a wriggly child or the rounded black recliner where the teenagers flopped to be mortal, exactly…But this things are loved nevertheless.

Nurturing Wonder

To live with an open heart, to live with a sense of awe, doesn’t mean we are blind to suffering or pain or fear, only that we also see the blessings all around us—the sacred gifts of life, love, and beauty.

The Latest from the Mountain

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 An injured #lunamoth found under a thicket of jimson weed. It's hard not to feel awed by the markings that look like they were painted on with watercolors and a fine-tipped brush. And "the miraculous green origami of their wings" // Sean Nevin
 This August Scot's peach trees have fruited for the very first time and it's a bumper crop! #rollingridgestudyretreat
 Luna, Loca & Brigid posing for their new album cover  // Thank you, @douglasjamesstudios, for all the gorgeous photos capturing life at #rollingridgestudyretreat!
 Everyone is gorging on the ripening berries in the garden​ #gartersnake #elderberries #suchislifeonthemountain #rollingridgestudyretreat

“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