The Alcyon Center - A Spiritual Life Center on Mount Desert Island, Maine

The 2017 brochure and our Bench Markings 2017 Annual Report are available! Download the brochure by clicking here or click here to download the 2017 Registration Form. Links to download these are also at the top of the page.


Welcome to late Spring at our small, year-round spiritual life training center on a quiet tidal cove that is alive with surprises and sights and the challenging presence of silence.

And so we ponder this spring-ly wisdom:

" This young season, an awkward April child, reminds us that birth and survival are never easy... Spring can be the most difficult season of the year catching us between the rising tide of life and the damp caverns of memory that lie among the sleepy roots of our being.

It is time to attend the soil that has lain fallow for many months--we are after all, animated ground." 

--from Marv and Nancy Hiles, An Almanac for the Soul

We look forward to hearing from you, and send blessings from the ever-changing Seal Cove,

Kathryn Booth and Joan Jordan Grant, directors

The Alcyon Center is an experience of being welcomed, body, soul and spirit into the life of a small, practicing contemplative community.

The vision for the Center is rooted in a desire for bold and practical ways to meet the spiritual hunger of our times.