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Schedule of Events

2016 Esalen Benefit Weekend & Lodge Inauguration

Friday, October 14, 2016

2:00 pm Guest Check In
4:00-5:00 pm Welcome Reception with Gordon Wheeler (Conley Bookstore)
5:00-5:50 pm Lodge Inauguration Ceremony with Reverend Michael Bernard Beckwith, Jeff Kripal, Chip Conley, Cheryl Fraenzl, Mac Murphy and Ian-Michael Hebert
5:50-6:00 pm Donor Wall Unveiling with Ian-Michael Hebert (Oval)
6:30-8:00 pm Dinner (Lodge)
8:00-8:30 pm An Esalen Experience with Nina Wise (Huxley)
9:00-10:00 pm Options of: Esalen Documentary (Huxley) or Bath Ceremony with Mac Murphy

Saturday, October 15, 2016

7:30-8:30 am Morning Meditation with Michael Murphy (Huxley)
8:30-9:30 am Breakfast with Spirit Songs by Vernon Bush (Lodge)
9:30-10:45 am Charting Esalen’s Future with Gordon Wheeler, Jeff Kripal, Cheryl Fraenzl, Ian-Michael Hebert and Sam Stern(Huxley)
11:00-12:00 pm

Mini Workshop Session One (options below)

  • Chip Conley “The Value of Curiosity at Any Age” (Huxley)
  • Dave Zaboski “Creating from the Inside Out” (Art Barn)
  • Nancy Lunney Wheeler “Singing Gestalt” (Rooftop Room)
  • Ira Israel “Authentically Happy Vinyasa Yoga Flow” (Leonard Pavilion)
  • Sally Kempton “Meditation and Shakti: Opening to the Energy of Awareness” (Big Yurt)
  • Terry Hunt “A Body-Centered Approach to Two of Life’s Essential Skills: Autonomy and Attachment” (Murphy House)
12:15-1:45 pm Lunch (Lodge)
2:00-3:00 pm Mini Workshop Session Two (options above)
3:00-5:00 pm Free Time
3:00-3:30 pm Lodge Tour with Ian-Michael Hebert (Fire Pit) *optional*
5:00-6:00 pm Scholarship Silent Auction & Reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres (Rooftop Room)
6:00-7:15 pm Celebratory Dinner (Lodge)
7:30-8:30 pm Awards Ceremony featuring Esalen Prize recipients Ken and Maddy Dychtwald and Spirit of Esalen Award recipients Terry Hunt and Marion Hunt with an opening performance by Geeta Novotny (Huxley)
8:30-11:00 pm Music, Dancing and Live Auction with the David Holodiloff Band and Michael Purcell (Lodge Deck)

Sunday, October 16th, 2016

7:30-8:30 am Morning Yoga with Jan Sinclair (Huxley)
8:30-9:45 am Breakfast (Lodge)
* * * Gentle reminder to please check out of rooms by 10 am* * *
10:00-11:00 am

Residential Education: Coming Home to Esalen with Peter Meyers and special guest Mary Ellen Klee (Huxley)

Esalen Legacy Circle with Christine Dawson, Community Foundation for Monterey County

11:15-12:15 pm Transformational Future with Charles Eisenstein (Huxley)
12:15-12:30 pm Closing Ceremony with Vernon Bush (Huxley)
12:30 pm Group Photo! (Lodge Deck)
12:30-1:45 pm

Farewell Lunch (Lodge)

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