Chant, Nature, and Soul
April 24-26, 2020
Rolling Ridge Study Retreat (near Harpers Ferry, WV)
With Leah Rampy, David Rampy & Lindsay McLaughlin

“When I am among the trees…they give off such hints of gladness.
I would almost say that they save me, and daily.” Mary Oliver

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words
and that which cannot remain silent.” Victor Hugo

Standing tall in majesty and wildness, the trees beckon. Moving in rhythm with wind and rain, these strong and pliable pillars flow with a song of life that offers wisdom and joy. In this place where language fails, music invites us into an ever-deeper relationship with all beings – and with our heart’s longing. Join us as we sing and chant, listen to the music around us, and walk in the companionship of trees. You need not consider yourself a singer nor even feel that you can carry a tune; all are welcome to join in!

Rolling Ridge comprises 1400 acres of protected land nestled between the Appalachian Trail and the Shenandoah River. Trails wander through the forest, over stony brooks and yes, under the oaks, maples, tulip poplars, and many others who make their home here. Our Retreat House is a lovely and simple cabin in the woods, a shared space with kitchen, dining area, living room and enough bedrooms to sleep up to 14. Lodging provided there and at our sister facility, Still Point Mountain Retreat.

Leaders: Leah Rampy is an experienced retreat and pilgrimage leader with a strong interest in creation spirituality and contemplative leadership. David Rampy has sung in opera houses around the world and taught vocal music to individuals of all ages. He enjoys helping others open to music as a spiritual practice.

Retreat begins at 5 pm on Friday (supper included) and ends after lunch on Sunday.

Cost (includes six meals, lodging, and program):
• $298 – single room
• $248 – shared room (come with a friend or partner)
• $218 – camping (bring your own tent)

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