Esalen Emergency Closure Relief Fund

 Esalen to reopen June 9. Support us during our closure with 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. A small, extraordinary team of dedicated staff remains at Esalen to care for the property which also has sustained damage due to heavy rainfall.

Esalen has been closed since February 12 and will reopen June 9 for public workshops. This is the longest closure in our recent history.

And 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 nonprofit organization, we rely on the generous support of our friends. That support is even more critical now as workshop revenue makes up nearly 90% of our operating budget.

When we reopen, we will do so more committed and inspired to be of service to our world due in no small part to the generous support of our friends. Every gift matters. And when you give before May 31, 2017, your gift will be doubled by a special gift match by Esalen's Board of Trustees with 10% of every gift allocated to our scholarship fund.

Thank you!

Support the Big Sur Community

Esalen is one of a number of nonprofit 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


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Carmel, CA  93923


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