The Alcyon Center - Cultivating Beauty in the Desert

Welcome to The Alcyon Center! 

April 2020 ~ for our impressions of these times, read:
Being Still Alycon, Beauty in the Desert, Sanctifying Times

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 the world in new ways.

Our theme for 2020 is BEAUTY IN THE DESERT (download the brochure here). We offer four ways to take up this work with us: 

With blessings from 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.