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"It is a deep joy in my life to serve Esalen and to support the service Esalen provides for the people of the world. I love the thought that Esalen will continue to serve many more generations to come."
—Byron Katie, Author and Esalen Faculty
Together, We Can Change Lives
Esalen pioneered the exploration and integration of mind, body, heart, and spirit – a concept that was revolutionary more than 50 years ago. Today through our workshops and conferences, leading-edge research, and a reimagined residential education program, we continue to inspire transformation. As a nonprofit organization, your support is essential to Esalen’s future. Please consider becoming a Friend of Esalen today.
Your Gifts Matter
How can you support real change? Here are just some of the ways our donors are making a difference. For example, located in the garden is Esalen's “living machine” which processes wastewater from the laundry (a significant consumer of water on property) and the Maslow guest units. The system mimics tidal wetlands and uses natural biological process to treat black and grey water. The living machine was made possible through a generous gift from the Roy A. Hunt Foundation.