The Alcyon Center - A Spiritual Life Center on Mount Desert Island, Maine

Welcome to late summer at our small, year-round spiritual life training center on a quiet tidal cove that is alive with surprises and sights and the challenging presence of silence.

And so we ponder this summerly wisdom:

" In the midst of summer exuberance there are silences that call us to return to what is forever essential inside us.  we have lived under many disguises across a lifetime.  Summer makes us remember when we were disguised as boys and girls... The child-mind is native to summer...In the loosened days of summer, something calls out our name in the high grass, in the wind at the shore, or in the drone of a long hot afternoon.. an invitation to reverie and to a healthy laziness that will enable us to find the path ahead." 

--from Marv and Nancy Hiles, An Almanac for the Soul

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.