Growth. We share the right to realize our potential to love, to learn, to feel deeply, and to create, living fully in all aspects of our being — mind, body, heart, soul and community. We take risks to reveal and discover ourselves. We provide learning opportunities and support personal and social transformation.
Service. We value relationships and community, doing service by offering our experience and support to the growth of others.
Responsibility. We know and take full responsibility for who we are including our choices, attitudes and actions. We acknowledge our part in each situation and recognize that our actions affect others.
Integrity. We strive for congruency among our values, beliefs, words and actions and to cultivate authentic self-expression.
Stewardship. We take care of Esalen and the land. We take responsibility for the way we use all that is available to us. We understand and interact with the natural world with consideration for those here now and those who will follow.
Presence. We are willing to return to body and sensation, seeking to be here now and fully experience what is in this moment.
Community. We recognize the interdependence of all things, appreciating diversity of persons, thoughts, actions and beliefs. We are aware that our actions and attitudes affect the whole.
Gratitude. We recognize and honor the gifts of each moment.