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Center for Theory & Research

“I support Esalen because I want it to be there for the next generation and for as many people in the future who want to come. CTR conversations and projects are among the most compelling I encounter, and I support CTR with hope that its work will spread to a broader, more diverse audience.”
– Mary Ellen Klee, Trustee

Esalen Institute’s Center for Theory & Research (CTR) brings together leading edge thinkers to accelerate our collective evolution toward a new worldview. Current initiatives include: extraordinary human capacities research, practices and theory; citizen diplomacy projects with Russia and China; food reformation; and working to create peace amongst three Abrahamic religions -- Muslims, Christians, and Jews.

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For details about how you can support the Center for Theory & Research, please contact Jane Hartford at 415-459-5438 or email


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