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



Strange as it may seem, our flaws, discords, and long, perhaps even unreachable goals are what make our projects viable and strengthen our community. The frays in our hopes and plans are what catch the light.

Processes and Small Circles

“I pin my hopes to quiet processes and small circles, in which vital and transforming events take place.” // Rufus Jones


Grace is the territory between the troubling dark and the yearned for light, adhering them both, filling the essential space between them.

The Latest from the Mountain

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 "I glimpse the holy array only rarely, when it is framed by Ghost Pipes, or the candlelit Shelter, the crescent moon, the smile of a friend, the laughter of a grandchild, the gathering storm clouds at sunset, a heron in the mist on Assateague Island. I go imperfectly along, frequently dropping out of the conversation...the point is not heroics, but intention and vulnerability." // A new essay by Lindsay McLaughlin, now up on the blog (linked in our IG profile) #rollingridgestudyretreat
 We are beyond grateful for the support and affirmations sent our way for this very unique solar project! All the details at the GoFundMe page linked in profile ☀️ . . . #rollingridgestudyretreat #solarholler
 Rolling Ridge Study Retreat is GOING SOLAR! Find out how to get involved and donate to this exciting new venture: Follow link in profile to the GoFundMe page ⬆️ . . . #rollingridgestudyretreat #solarholler #solarpanels #solarenergy #gofundme
 O snail/ Climb Mount Fuji/ But slowly, slowly! ― Issa * * * Love Haiku?? Don't miss out on the "Day Lily" Haiku retreat scheduled here at #rollingridgestudyretreat July 12-14! There are still a few open spots. (Registration info at the link in profile.)

“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