The Alcyon Center - Cultivating Contemplative Action for the Sake of the World

Welcome! Located on the edge of Seal Cove, we are guests of tidal rhythms and we learn to live attentively with earth, the heavens, ourselves, and each other.  The gift of this communion leads us to listen for new voices, seek out what's been hidden, and ask: How then shall we live?

What we offer:  After ten years as a spiritual life center we see clearly the need for contemplative cultural research and training.  How do we create centers, both personal and cultural, that can hold in times of tumultous change?  Our programs focus on our theme for the year Elementals of Soul Work. We think of them as foundations or building blocks for participating fully in the world:

  • daily practice with silence
  • love of sacred text, study and inquiry
  • knowing who we are and where we are called
  • living by a rhythm attuned with nature
  • personal and cultural self-examination

Ways to join us in contemplative cultural research:

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.