Campus Renewal

Esalen Campus Renewal Project

Investing in the Future ... Transforming in the Present

A spirit of renewal and awakening is already making its presence felt here at Esalen, from the seedlings sprouting in our gardens to the inner growth experienced by our guests. This cyclical rebirth will be reflected on yet another level as we embark upon the most significant campus renovation in our fifty-two-year history.

The goal of our three-year renewal project is to enhance your Esalen experience through upgraded facilities, greater levels of environmental sustainability, and expanded capacity to deliver groundbreaking educational programs to the personal seekers and cultural change-makers of today and tomorrow.

At the center of Esalen’s campus renovation will be our iconic Lodge, where we will preserve the Lodge’s unique atmosphere while transforming the kitchen, dining area, deck, café, bookstore, and guest reception. We’ll also add a second floor with augmented meeting facilities and breathtaking views of the Big Sur coastline. Additionally, the renewal project will include the rebuild of our critical South Coast Center staff housing, guest room refurbishing, new construction of a six-room guest building, and upgraded infrastructure in the areas of accessibility, roads, and utilities. Click here for more details.

As we begin this journey of renewal, your presence, your story of transformation, and your support are vital to sustaining Esalen’s mission to further the exploration and realization of the human potential, a mission that is more vital now than ever before.

So today, I invite you to join us on this journey and experience the spirit of renewal and awakening at Esalen and in your own life. I promise it will be one of transformation — for all of us.

Tricia McEntee
Esalen CEO


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