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

 

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…...

Imperfection

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

The Latest from the Mountain

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 All freezes again / among the pines, winds whispering / a prayer. // by Riei, Haiku poet, 1794 . . . Photography by @jonespomeroy
 We have a HUGE announcement we are beyond excited to share... Our "Going Solar!" project fundraising goal has been met 100%! THANK YOU to everyone who shared news about the project. THANK YOU to everyone who generously made monetary donations. THANK YOU to everyone who kindly sent notes of encouragement about the long-held dream to use solar energy at #rollingridgestudyretreat. * * * As of today, the panels are fully installed! We appreciated the opportunity to work with the folks at @SolarHoller,  a unique and innovative company out of Shepherdstown, WV. (Solar Holler is a full-service, licensed solar developer and installer, but most importantly they are a company working to revitalize Appalachian communities that have been decimated by coal mining and left out of an energy future. They partner with the nonprofit #CoalfieldDevelopment, which supplies crew members from the coalfield counties of West Virginia, providing educational and work opportunities, retraining, and certification.) * * * In this season of harvest and gratitude, we at RRSRC are reminded of the gift of community, the gift of neighbors, and the gift of the sun.
 "During these intentional, festive days, we can deepen relationships with one another and with the living Earth and awaken to unseen realities that secretly sustain the world. We can open into the realm of the soul with its wondrous capacity for imagination, understanding, and joy. Then it may be possible to touch into all that is Holy and good and eternal." // Lindsay McLaughlin . . . Find the link for a new blogpost in our IG profile #rollingridgestudyretreat
 Thank you to all the friends, new and old, who came out to Fall Fest over the weekend! It was a beautiful, celebratory day at #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