Esalen is neither a school, nor a church, nor a spa, nor an inn, nor a monastery and yet its utterly unique mixture contains a bit of all of the above.
The word itself summons up tantalizing visions of adventure, of unexplored frontiers, of human possibilities yet to be realized. There is the wonder of the place itself, 120 acres of fertile land carved out between mountain and ocean, blessed by a cascading canyon stream and hot mineral springs gushing out of a seaside cliff
With the new year, Esalen steps into our second half-century of pioneering deep change in self and society, opening and enriching our lives, our relationships, and our shared culture in ways unimagined fifty years ago. This tradition continues and even accelerates in our programs today, as we take the tools created by Esalen (and our ever-growing number of partners), and find new integral applications, new synergies of tools and methods in whole-person education, in leadership training and organizational development, social action, sustainability, spiritual activism, and more
Esalen boasts breakthroughs in fields from Gestalt psychology to nuclear physics, from philosophy to economics, from body work to citizen diplomacy. Esalen sponsored Boris Yeltsin’s first visit to the United States, immediately after which he resigned from the Communist Party. The rest, as they say, is history. Excerpts from http://www.esalen.org/
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