Due to road closures along Highway 1 to our north and south, Esalen is closed through April 11.
Esalen Institute is open! However, Highway 1 to the south is closed — please review the alternate route directions.
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James Baraz

James Baraz has been teaching mindfulness meditation classes and retreats in the US and internationally since 1978. He is a founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California. James has been teaching his popular “Awakening Joy” online course since 2003. James is a guiding teacher of Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley (IMCB) where he leads a weekly sitting group. He serves as a Guiding Teacher to One Earth Sangha, a Virtual EcoDharma Center devoted to Buddhist responses to Climate Change. His books include Awakening Joy: 10 Steps to Happiness and Awakening Joy for Kids.

James Baraz is a founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center. He has been teaching the popular “Awakening Joy” online course since 2003. His books include Awakening Joy: 10 Steps to Happiness and Awakening Joy for Kids.

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James Baraz

James Baraz has been teaching mindfulness meditation classes and retreats in the US and internationally since 1978. He is a founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California. James has been teaching his popular “Awakening Joy” online course since 2003. James is a guiding teacher of Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley (IMCB) where he leads a weekly sitting group. He serves as a Guiding Teacher to One Earth Sangha, a Virtual EcoDharma Center devoted to Buddhist responses to Climate Change. His books include Awakening Joy: 10 Steps to Happiness and Awakening Joy for Kids.

James Baraz is a founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center. He has been teaching the popular “Awakening Joy” online course since 2003. His books include Awakening Joy: 10 Steps to Happiness and Awakening Joy for Kids.

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