The Alcyon Center - Cultivating Beauty in the Desert

Mid-November 2020     --    Welcome to The Alcyon Center

We're eagerly awaiting our new website where you will soon find the full 2021 Alcyon Program with details and registrations, plus wonderful photos, writing and resources.  Our save-the-date rack card is on the upper right of this home page, along with the Alcyon Study Guide for Times of Spiritual Crisis. 

We remain open in pared down ways, for those who wish to join us in the hard work of awakening, rebirthing and growing courage for our times. Join us in one of these ways as we take up our prayer and work for the sake of the world.

  • Simple and Silent Personal Retreats:  Nov 18-22, Dec 9-13
  • Nov 30-Dec 4 The Beauty of Silence
  • Dec 11 Soul Friends for Women
  • December 31 Outdoor Labyrinth Walk and Hot Cider

We walk in solidarity with the suffering awakening world and hold each of you closely.  We plant and pray for the seeds of clear-seeing,  truth-telling and new thinking that are being sown and tended by a rising tide of humanity led in this moment by many fierce and tender hearts and voices.  

With blessings from the ever-changing cove,

Kathryn Booth and Joan Jordan Grant, directors

About The Alcyon Center   --  Located on Mount Desert Island on the edge of Seal Cove, Maine, we are 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.  Alcyon programs explore contemplative paths for our times and are invitations to think about and serve the world in new ways.

December 2020 News from the Cove coming soon--sign up if you wish to receive it.

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.