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

 

This is Spring

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.

Other Possibilities

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.

Facing West

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. 

The Latest from the Mountain

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 "This is the unfair dilemma in which we find ourselves: how to hold the miraculous belonging, to accept the precious, joyous gift of kinship and community, while absorbing the telltale signs of a deeply unwell world and the unpreventable suffering of those we love." // Lindsay McLaughlin in her newest essay, "The Love of Tender Things". You can find the entire post published now on our blog (linked in profile) #rollingridgestudyretreat #maryoliver #martinshaw #davidwhyte #jackgilbert
 July 13 Foraging Workshop // It’s berry time! Join us to collect what you can and learn some new plants along the way.  In our July workshop we will be covering 10 new plants and revisiting some we saw earlier this spring.  Learn what and how you can prepare some new edibles and find out some other uses that our ancestors found indispensable to their culture and way of life. // More information and registration at the events page linked in our profile ⬆️ #rollingridgestudyretreat #foraging
 In her newest essay, Lindsay draws connections between her experience at a recent retreat with Robin Wall Kimmerer and the Heroine's Journey weekend here at Rolling Ridge. You can find it at our blog (http://rollingridge.net/hardest-love) #rollingridgestudyretreat #friendsofsilence #robinwallkimmerer
 Our very own forest-dwellers, Josh Evans & Luke Bauer, are teaching locally at the @midatlantic_permaculture convergence in Charles Town, WV // June 28-30 // Josh will be sharing about natural fire-making and Luke will be sharing about foraged basket-making. Limited tickets are still available for this exciting event! #MAPC

“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