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CTR Center for Theory & Research

"The possibilities of the human future lie beyond the power of our imagination. We suspect that our creative capacity, like that of the universe itself, is ultimately limitless."

Michael Murphy, Esalen CTR Founder
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On ancient ground, opening new horizons Pioneering Deep Change in Self & Society

We invite you to Discover Esalen

Esalen is more than a retreat center or an educational institute. Anchored by the inspiring beauty of Big Sur and an unparalleled intellectual history, Esalen is a world-wide network of seekers who look beyond dogma to explore deeper spiritual possibilities; forge new understandings of self and society; and pioneer new paths for change.

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A global network of seekers devoted to the belief that we are all capable of the extraordinary.