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.


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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. 

Where the World is Breathing

…by the very speaking of the story, the greater forces of wisdom, generosity, courage, love are called into being in the world. 

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: (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