“Esalen can go where others are unlikely to go, opening new horizons of human transformation today."

–Michael Murphy, co-founder of Esalen Institute

“Esalen can go where others are unlikely to go, opening new horizons of human transformation today."

–Michael Murphy, co-founder of Esalen Institute

Exploring, transforming, and healing diverse minds, hearts, and souls

As a non-profit holistic retreat and educational institute since 1962, Esalen remains steadfast in our mission to foster human potential, offering leading-edge programming and a transcendent setting within the wilds of Big Sur — supportive for personal growth.

We invite you to give in support of the specific area of our work that resonates with you.

  • Our General Fund supports where the current needs within the organization are greatest.
  • The Scholarship Fund opens Esalen workshops to students and guests with a demonstrable financial need.
  • A gift to the Center for Theory & Research supports our continued tradition of vanguard programming and research.
  • The Campus Fund supports the ongoing stewardship and sustainability of our 100 acre facility in Big Sur.

Thank you for helping to ensure our continued vitality!

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Esalen Institute
548 Market St
PMB 48853
San Francisco, CA 94104-5401 US

Workplace matching

Many employers support charitable giving through matching gift programs. Your employer or Human Resources department will be able to confirm if this benefit is available to you. You may be asked to complete a form for your employer requiring Esalen’s tax identification number: 94-6114235. Please contact Director of Development Mary O’Brien with any questions: mary.obrien@esalen.org.

Donor advised funds and wiring donations

If you have a donor advised fund, you may use DAF Direct to allocate charitable funds to Esalen directly from your DAF. Please contact friends@esalen.org for wiring instructions.

Stock

Appreciated stock is a great way to support Esalen and receive additional tax benefits. You can provide written gift instructions to your bank or broker. Please reach out to us at friends@esalen.org  to let us know when you’ve transferred stock to Esalen, or with any questions.

Please transfer the stock to Esalen Institute via DTC as follows:
Esalen Institute at Charles Schwab
Schwab Account #2489-9222
DTC Clearing 0164

Bequest, IRA, and charitable gifts

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Workplace matching

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Donor advised funds and wiring donations

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Bequest, IRA, and charitable gifts

Esalen is a 501(c)(3) organization tax ID number 94-6114235 and your gift istax deductible to the extent allowable by law. View our 990 and additional information.

Friends of Esalen

Friends of Esalen members fund key, urgent projects through our general fund, which includes supporting the infrastructure that our remote Big Sur location requires as well as our staff roles both on and off campus.

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Patrons Circle

Friends of Esalen members fund key, urgent projects through our general fund, which includes supporting the infrastructure that our remote Big Sur location requires as well as our staff roles both on and off campus.

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Esalen Bookstore

Friends of Esalen members fund key, urgent projects through our general fund, which includes supporting the infrastructure that our remote Big Sur location requires as well as our staff roles both on and off campus.

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