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Esalen Culture & Community

"Esalen ignites the light in our hearts, invites us to manifest our truest selves, and connects us in a deep way with one another. It is you, the staff, who represent the lifeblood of this amazing organization." — Tricia McEntee, former Esalen Trustee

Staff live and work in an evolving community of seekers. As stewards of this unique place, they have the incredible opportunity to live fully in all aspects of their being: mind, body, heart, spirit, and community, and to grow personally by being in service to others.

The benefits and privileges of working at Esalen range from its magnificent physical location to the intense and rewarding work toward self- and social transformation that Esalen has pioneered since 1962. Staff members have access to a wide-ranging spectrum of ongoing events, classes, and other opportunities for growth and learning.

Working here as a member of the community serving Esalen develops a greater capacity to mobilize inner resources, expands heart and mind, develops a deeper sense of acceptance and self-awareness, and fosters communication and leadership skills for becoming a force for positive change in the world.

Ignite the light in your heart at Esalen.


We offer a rich and varied integral learning environment devoted to cultivating deep change in self and society.


Experience twenty-seven acres of Pacific coastline paradise.


Make a difference and leave a legacy by becoming a Friend of Esalen.


A global network of seekers devoted to the belief that we are all capable of the extraordinary.

Campus Renewal

Join us on the journey of Renewal.