Esalen Emergency Closure Relief Fund

 Help support Esalen through our Emergency Closure Relief Fund.

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  • Photo donated by Kyle Evans
  • Photo donated by Kyle Evans
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  • Photo courtesy of Caltrans
  • Photo courtesy of Caltrans
  • Photo courtesy of Caltrans
  • Photo courtesy of Caltrans

Help Esalen Weather the Storm

Give to the Emergency Closure Relief Fund

“Let's rest assured that Esalen’s mission and destiny won’t be waylaid by any particular road gap or mudslide. Esalen’s heart beats much deeper than any person, idea, or period of weather intensity.”
— Ken Dychtwald, PhD, CEO of AgeWave, noted author, and 2016 Esalen Prize recipient

The extreme winter weather in our home in Big Sur, California, has resulted in multiple landslides isolating Esalen from both the north and the south. A state of emergency has been declared for our area, and we have safely escorted students and staff off property to ensure their wellbeing. A small, extraordinary team of dedicated staff remains at Esalen to care for the property which has not sustained significant damage.

Esalen is currently closed through our April 14-16, 2017 workshops, and likely longer, as we await updates from Caltrans. We will provide an opening date as we receive new information.

While Esalen itself may feel farther away for a little while, we know that we are part of a larger, global community that is always connected. As a non-profit organization, we rely on the generous support of our friends. That support is even more critical now since workshop tuition is nearly 90% of our revenue.

We know we will reopen again, due in no small part to the generous support of our friends. So thank you. Every gift, no matter the size, matters.

Support the Big Sur Community

Esalen is one of a number of non-profit organizations in the Big Sur community
impacted by weather and road closures. Our friends and neighbors include:

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Phone: 831-250-1022 x258 or x249

Text to Give: @esalen to 52014


Esalen Institute
Donation Processing Center
3771 Rio Road, Suite 101
Carmel, CA  93923


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