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Esalen Center for Theory & Research Pioneering Cultural Initiatives

From its programs in citizen diplomacy to its pioneering role in holistic health; from physics and philosophy to psychology, education and religion, Esalen has exercised a significant influence on our culture and society. This document summarizes many of those cultural and societal influences.

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CTR Pioneering Initiatives Past and Present

For almost 50 years, Esalen has initiated new areas of research, theory, practice, and action, all of which have fostered social change and the realization of the human potential.  A brief overview of our current initiatives and of Esalen’s pioneering initiatives throughout its history is attached as a PDF.

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