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Our Friend!

Friends of Esalen members help finance key, urgent projects through our general fund, which directly supports the infrastructure required by our remote Big Sur location, as well as critical staff roles both on and off campus.

Free
  • Subscription to our Friends Dispatch, containing Esalen updates, curated events, and discount codes
  • Community discussions
  • Virtual gatherings
  • Connect with fellow Friends of Esalen
$120/year
  • All Level I benefits, plus:
  • A personal tour of the Big Sur campus when you visit
$500/year
  • All benefits of previous levels, plus:
  • Friends of Esalen gift when you visit
  • 10% bookstore discount
  • 10% off massages through Esalen Healing Arts
  • Access to the Priority Wait List for filled workshops
$1000/year
  • All benefits of previous levels, plus:
  • Day Pass for you and a guest
  • Personal email booking support from the Community and Advancement Team
  • CEO / GM Forums

Free

$120/year

$500/year

$1000/year

Subscription to our Friends Dispatch, with updates, curated events, and discount codes

Community discussions

Virtual gatherings

Connect with fellow Friends of Esalen

A personal tour of the Big Sur campus when you visit

Friends of Esalen gift when you visit

10% bookstore discount

10% off massages through Esalen Healing Arts

Access to Priority Wait List for filled workshops

Day Pass for you and a guest

Personal email booking support from the Community and Advancement Team

CEO / GM Forums

$120/year

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$500/year

Join now

$1000/year

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More Ways to Give

Send a Text

Send a text to 52014 with the amount you wish to donate followed by @esalen.
For example:  $120 @esalen

Write a check

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

Workplace matching

If your company has a matching gift program, you may be able to increase the value of your gift. Please use the online form to check if your company has a matching gift program and contact your personnel department to complete the gift. Contact us at friends@esalen.org for verification requests.

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

Learn more.


Effective October 29, 2021 in accordance with new guidance from the Monterey County Board of Supervisors, all guests, students, staff, residents, and faculty are required to wear masks in all public indoor spaces on campus if the county is still in high or substantial levels of transmission. This guidance includes people who are vaccinated. Please review our updated COVID safety guidelines.