The Alcyon Center - Cultivating Beauty in the Desert

Welcome to The Alcyon Center! 

Our email newsletter News from the Cove spring 2020 edition will be published shortly in early April.  If you'd like to receive it and our thoughts on the times we are living in, please subscribe now.

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.

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 2020 printed brochure.  The theme for the year is BEAUTY IN THE DESERT and we offer four ways to take up this work with us: 

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.