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Media Relations

Esalen is a leading center for exploring and realizing human potential through experience, education, and research. We work toward the realization of a more just, creative, and sustainable world, seeking answers to questions unlikely to be explored by traditional universities and religions. We sponsor pioneering initiatives and offer personal, spiritual, and social transformation programs for residents, interns, and workshop participants.

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For media inquiries, please contact us at If you would like to request an Esalen tour, please allow two weeks prior to your planned arrival for your request to be reviewed. All visitors must check in at the Gate.

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