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

Welcome to AUTUMN at Alcyon!

Located on Mount Desert Island on the edge of Seal Cove, we are guests of tidal rhythms that teach us to live attentively with earth and each other. To all who visit, the cove slowly reveals her mysteries.

We are also an experiment in practicing community, spiritual hospitality, and theological study for our times. At root, we follow a countercultural notion that Silence encountered in the depth of the human heart is healing medicine for the world. Soul work and practice is where we all start— come join us.

You are welcome here! All our programs offer tastes of a contemplative path for our times and invitations to think about the world in new ways.

For a quick overview of what we offer see our 2019 printed flyer, or go to What We Offer.  You will find coming up:

  • Cornerstones: Mapping Culture with Soul — Mapping soul questions makes for new awareness of purpose in our life and times. We ask and explore such questions as: Out of what stream have we come? For what are we aiming? Who is missing from our maps? Without new maps for our times we are lost—how will we begin remapping? Register here.
  • Alcyon Sampler Weekend, Nov 1-2 - NEW IN 2019 Come for an overnight Alcyon experience—joining as you wish in Quiet Day, Soul Friends, morning sit and conversation, spiritual direction and labyrinth walk. Register here.
  • Silent Week in Community: The Grace in Silence with Eric Erickson, Dec 2-6 — This participant-centered week-long retreat is devoted to becoming more gently conscious of our journey into Silence. Read more on our Programs page and register here.

Also:

  • Personal Retreats
  • Courses and Retreats in spiritual practice
  • Contemplative Spiritual Direction Training
  • Fall Volunteer Work Week (sign up here)
  • Weekly Bible Reflection
  • Monthly Quiet Day and Soul Friends

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.