You are invited to spend a weekend with a group of exceptional leaders who will help us reveal our spiritual essence in pragmatic and tangible ways in business, in the arts and sciences, in community, and in other aspects of daily living. We will explore unrealized capacities for illumination, dramatic renewal, self-surpassing love, and a sense of eternal freedom and identity.
This is not a quiet weekend! While Esalen is for many a retreat – spiritual or humanistic, depending on your point of view – and one renowned for meditative experiences, our annual benefit weekend promises cross-fertilization of ideas, creativity and multiple perspectives. Today, more than ever, many of us feel a need to live more deeply and to find ways to integrate mindfulness or spirituality into the many facets of our complex lives.
Our 12th Annual Benefit Weekend is when dedicated Friends of Esalen, as well as newcomers, join together in providing philanthropic support for Esalen’s mission in Big Sur and around the world.
It is a unique opportunity for you to gather with like hearts and minds and participate in what lies ahead for Esalen. In the camaraderie and shared intention of our time together, we will encounter new possibilities for ourselves, for our shared world, and for Esalen’s unique ability to embody spirituality in everyday life.
If you can't make it to the Annual Benefit and the live auction, at least consider donating in or participating in, our online auction!
Confirmed presenters include:
• Brother David Steindl-Rast
• Joan Borysenko
• Robert Hass
• Gay and Katie Hendricks
• Brenda Hillman
• Michael Krasny
• Michael Murphy
• Maranda Pleasant
• Banafsheh Sayyad
• Ashley Smith-Johnson
Registration & Pricing
To register or learn more, please contact Gayle Felbain at firstname.lastname@example.org, 831-250-1022 x249.
Prices include a $1000 donation and are all inclusive-- lodging, meals, full program, activities, etc.
• Shared Standard room: $1730 (Includes a $1000 donation).
• Standard couple: $3500 (includes a $1000 donation per person).
• Off property: $1400 per person (Includes a $1000 donation per person).
Please contact Gayle Felbain for pricing on premium accommodation.