Darnell Lamont Walker leading Rituals Writing Workshop
Diving Deeper Into the Extraordinary in Golf and Sports

In the sports and high-performance worlds, Esalen co-founder Michael Murphy is better known for writing mystical bestseller Golf in the Kingdom than for co-creating the leading center for human potential. This year, to mark the novel’s 50th, the bestseller officially entered the pantheon of history’s finest works as a Penguin Classic.

A man of many incredible, universe-altering accomplishments, Michael co-founded a second nonprofit organization — ITP International — dedicated to helping the world awaken to its fullest potential through the discovery and experience of extraordinary capacities of body, mind, heart, and soul. 

It began one synchronistic February evening in 1965 when Michael was introduced to award-winning journalist and author George Leonard at a dinner party in San Francisco. The seed that was planted during their spirited conversation that mid-winter night eventually blossomed into a life-long friendship and partnership to help people realize their potential through a modality they would develop together, called Integral Transformative Practice®. What started as a series of workshops at Esalen led to the formation of dedicated ITP practice groups in northern California, and later, the founding of ITP International in 2005. 

In celebration of Michael Murphy’s profound impact on the world and the 50th anniversary of Golf in the Kingdom, ITP International is hosting a stimulating, 75-minute conversation exploring why extraordinary moments occur more often when golfing compared to other sports. Moderated by ITPI Vice President and Mastery teacher Barry Robbins, you’ll have the opportunity to meet and engage with Michael Murphy, along with legendary golf coach Fred Shoemaker, and Hooked on Golf's John Abendroth.

“Remembering to be as self compassionate as I can and praying to the divine that we're all a part of.” 
–Aaron

“Prayer, reading, meditation, walking.”
–Karen
“Erratically — which is an ongoing stream of practice to find peace.”
–Charles
“Try on a daily basis to be kind to myself and to realize that making mistakes is a part of the human condition. Learning from our mistakes is a journey. But it starts with compassion and caring. First for oneself.”
–Steve

“Physically: aerobic exercise, volleyball, ice hockey, cycling, sailing. Emotionally: unfortunately I have to work to ‘not care’ about people or situations which may end painfully. Along the lines of ‘attachment is the source of suffering’, so best to avoid it or limit its scope. Sad though because it could also be the source of great joy. Is it worth the risk?“
–Rainer

“It's time for my heart to be nurtured on one level yet contained on another. To go easy on me and to allow my feelings to be validated, not judged harshly. On the other hand, to let the heart rule with equanimity and not lead the mind and body around like a master.”
–Suzanne

“I spend time thinking of everything I am grateful for, and I try to develop my ability to express compassion for myself and others without reservation. I take time to do the things I need to do to keep myself healthy and happy. This includes taking experiential workshops, fostering relationships, and participating within groups which have a similar interest to become a more compassionate and fulfilled being.“
–Peter

“Self-forgiveness for my own judgments. And oh yeah, coming to Esalen.”
–David B.

“Hmm, this is a tough one! I guess I take care of my heart through fostering relationships with people I feel connected to. Spending quality time with them (whether we're on the phone, through messages/letters, on Zoom, or in-person). Being there for them, listening to them, sharing what's going on with me, my struggles and my successes... like we do in the Esalen weekly Friends of Esalen Zoom sessions!”
–Lori

“I remind myself in many ways of the fact that " Love is all there is!" LOVE is the prize and this one precious life is the stage we get to learn our lessons. I get out into nature, hike, camp, river kayak, fly fish, garden, I create, I dance (not enough!), and I remain grateful for each day, each breath, each moment. Being in the moment, awake, and remembering the gift of life and my feeling of gratitude for all of creation.”
–Steven
“My physical heart by limiting stress and eating a heart-healthy diet. My emotional heart by staying in love with the world and by knowing that all disappointment and loss will pass.“
–David Z.


Today, September 29, is World Heart Day. Strike up a conversation with your own heart and as you feel comfortable, encourage others to do the same. As part of our own transformations and self-care, we sometimes ask for others to illuminate and enliven our hearts or speak our love language.

What if we could do this for ourselves too, even if just for today… or to start a heart practice, forever?


Join the Zoom event this Friday, September 23, 2022 at 5:00 pm PDT.

RSVP Now

About

Esalen Team

Diving Deeper Into the Extraordinary in Golf and Sports

About

Esalen Team

Darnell Lamont Walker leading Rituals Writing Workshop

In the sports and high-performance worlds, Esalen co-founder Michael Murphy is better known for writing mystical bestseller Golf in the Kingdom than for co-creating the leading center for human potential. This year, to mark the novel’s 50th, the bestseller officially entered the pantheon of history’s finest works as a Penguin Classic.

A man of many incredible, universe-altering accomplishments, Michael co-founded a second nonprofit organization — ITP International — dedicated to helping the world awaken to its fullest potential through the discovery and experience of extraordinary capacities of body, mind, heart, and soul. 

It began one synchronistic February evening in 1965 when Michael was introduced to award-winning journalist and author George Leonard at a dinner party in San Francisco. The seed that was planted during their spirited conversation that mid-winter night eventually blossomed into a life-long friendship and partnership to help people realize their potential through a modality they would develop together, called Integral Transformative Practice®. What started as a series of workshops at Esalen led to the formation of dedicated ITP practice groups in northern California, and later, the founding of ITP International in 2005. 

In celebration of Michael Murphy’s profound impact on the world and the 50th anniversary of Golf in the Kingdom, ITP International is hosting a stimulating, 75-minute conversation exploring why extraordinary moments occur more often when golfing compared to other sports. Moderated by ITPI Vice President and Mastery teacher Barry Robbins, you’ll have the opportunity to meet and engage with Michael Murphy, along with legendary golf coach Fred Shoemaker, and Hooked on Golf's John Abendroth.

“Remembering to be as self compassionate as I can and praying to the divine that we're all a part of.” 
–Aaron

“Prayer, reading, meditation, walking.”
–Karen
“Erratically — which is an ongoing stream of practice to find peace.”
–Charles
“Try on a daily basis to be kind to myself and to realize that making mistakes is a part of the human condition. Learning from our mistakes is a journey. But it starts with compassion and caring. First for oneself.”
–Steve

“Physically: aerobic exercise, volleyball, ice hockey, cycling, sailing. Emotionally: unfortunately I have to work to ‘not care’ about people or situations which may end painfully. Along the lines of ‘attachment is the source of suffering’, so best to avoid it or limit its scope. Sad though because it could also be the source of great joy. Is it worth the risk?“
–Rainer

“It's time for my heart to be nurtured on one level yet contained on another. To go easy on me and to allow my feelings to be validated, not judged harshly. On the other hand, to let the heart rule with equanimity and not lead the mind and body around like a master.”
–Suzanne

“I spend time thinking of everything I am grateful for, and I try to develop my ability to express compassion for myself and others without reservation. I take time to do the things I need to do to keep myself healthy and happy. This includes taking experiential workshops, fostering relationships, and participating within groups which have a similar interest to become a more compassionate and fulfilled being.“
–Peter

“Self-forgiveness for my own judgments. And oh yeah, coming to Esalen.”
–David B.

“Hmm, this is a tough one! I guess I take care of my heart through fostering relationships with people I feel connected to. Spending quality time with them (whether we're on the phone, through messages/letters, on Zoom, or in-person). Being there for them, listening to them, sharing what's going on with me, my struggles and my successes... like we do in the Esalen weekly Friends of Esalen Zoom sessions!”
–Lori

“I remind myself in many ways of the fact that " Love is all there is!" LOVE is the prize and this one precious life is the stage we get to learn our lessons. I get out into nature, hike, camp, river kayak, fly fish, garden, I create, I dance (not enough!), and I remain grateful for each day, each breath, each moment. Being in the moment, awake, and remembering the gift of life and my feeling of gratitude for all of creation.”
–Steven
“My physical heart by limiting stress and eating a heart-healthy diet. My emotional heart by staying in love with the world and by knowing that all disappointment and loss will pass.“
–David Z.


Today, September 29, is World Heart Day. Strike up a conversation with your own heart and as you feel comfortable, encourage others to do the same. As part of our own transformations and self-care, we sometimes ask for others to illuminate and enliven our hearts or speak our love language.

What if we could do this for ourselves too, even if just for today… or to start a heart practice, forever?


Join the Zoom event this Friday, September 23, 2022 at 5:00 pm PDT.

RSVP Now

About

Esalen Team

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