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

 

Gold in the Darkness

The marvelous thing about this question is that it has a thousand answers if we are willing to stand in the center of the whirlwind, brave the terrifying wind and the piercing heartbreak, and listen to the roar.

“Love of Tender Things”

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.

The Latest from the Mountain

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 It was an eventful and beautiful weekend at #rollingridgestudyretreat: From Annual Meeting to Fall Fest to community work projects with friends to weekend visitors and fall hikes. In fact, there was so much going on, we forgot to take many pictures! Thank you to everyone who brought potluck offerings, beautiful music and lively conversation to the ridge. What amazing gifts!
 Happy Peak Foliage  Happy Day of the Dead  Happy Halloween  . . . #rollingridgestudyretreat
 Mark your calendars for *Saturday, November 2*! Enjoy an afternoon of live local music, kids' crafts & face painting, hayrides, lawn games, circle dance, and a guided hike. Free for the whole family! Join us to celebrate the bounty of the season at Rolling Ridge! (The Fall Festival will take place at the Retreat House * 691 Christ Church Rd * Harpers Ferry, WV 25425) #rollingridgestudyretreat #harpersferrywv
 ...the marvelous thing about this question is that it has a thousand answers if we are willing to stand in the center of the whirlwind, brave the terrifying wind and the piercing heartbreak, and listen to the roar.  Then it may be possible to hear other things, deeper sounds, just as vital and true: a melody of song, a line of poetry, a story, a call, the insistent request to step into the portentous, wild, luminous forest and pay attention ... Wonder blown here by cataclysm. Gold in the darkness. // Lindsay McLaughlin. Read the entire essay on the blog: https://rollingridge.net/gold (also linked in profile) #rollingridgestudyretreat #rainermariarilke #maryevelyntucker
“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