Darnell Lamont Walker leading Rituals Writing Workshop
Tap Into Your Inner Genius, Enneagram for Social Justice and More New Workshops
Esalen’s Upcoming Workshops and Events

What’s happening at Esalen? Standard Single Rooms start at $926 and go quickly. As you check out more new workshops for August, make your plans early to secure your choice of accommodations and avoid the waitlists for late summer and fall.

  • The Enneagram, Social Justice, and Racial Healing, August 15-20: This new workshop explores how the Enneagram can show the connection between inner work and the work of social justice. Instructors Russ Hudson and Dr. Deborah Egerton will unlock Enneagram's potential as a tool for healing and strengthening the purpose of those of us who have remained silent but are seeking an opportunity to learn how to engage as cultural allies and advocates — racial bridge builders for marginalized communities. Join Dr. Egerton’s interview on Esalen Live! July 27 at 11am PT. RSVP here.
  • R.D. Laing in the 21st Century, August 30-September 3: R. D. Laing wore many robes in his career, including psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, philosopher, social critic, author, poet, and mystic, and at the peak of his fame in the 1970s he was the most widely-read psychiatrist in the world. Helmed by Michael Guy Thompson, Nita Gage, and Fritjof Capra, this workshop is designed for those seeking answers to the meaning of life. It is a continuation of previous Esalen workshops that focused on Laing’s take on the nature of sanity and madness, the therapeutic relationship, altered states, plus the nature of love, authenticity, and most recently, spirituality. This workshop is best suited for those who are familiar with Laing’s work and who wish to explore it further.  

COMING IN SEPTEMBER

  • The Healing Keys, September 3-5: Join Dr. Shamini Jain and Dr. Lissa Rankin for an unforgettable weekend to unlock your healing capacities with the Healing Keys –  and learn how to integrate these keys into your life to move through your days with more energy, joy and ease.
  • Sing the Body Electric, September 17-19: Join Electric Health/Sound Therapy pioneer Eileen Day McKusick and internationally acclaimed musicians and musical facilitators the Brothers Koren for three powerfully transformative days to spark your creativity, connect to your inner harmony, and liberate your voice.
  • Role Mate to Soul Mate: The Art and Discipline of Love, October 1–3: Join thought leader and prolific author Warren Farrell for a workshop designed to help couples communicate more effectively and connect more profoundly via a series of exercises designed to deepen your love. (Note: For this course, a couple could be any two people with a history who desire a better future.)

If you still haven’t made your plans for July or August, the following summer workshops are still open for enrollment. 

 This is a complete list of workshops and events that are currently open for registration. Check the Journal every other Monday to see the latest additions to the schedule.

‍We hope to welcome you to Big Sur or see you online soon.

(And if you’ve always wanted to visit Esalen but haven’t been able to find the room in your budget: did you know about our scholarship program? Because money should never be a barrier to growth.)

“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?



About

Esalen Team

Tap Into Your Inner Genius, Enneagram for Social Justice and More New Workshops

About

Esalen Team

Darnell Lamont Walker leading Rituals Writing Workshop
Esalen’s Upcoming Workshops and Events

What’s happening at Esalen? Standard Single Rooms start at $926 and go quickly. As you check out more new workshops for August, make your plans early to secure your choice of accommodations and avoid the waitlists for late summer and fall.

  • The Enneagram, Social Justice, and Racial Healing, August 15-20: This new workshop explores how the Enneagram can show the connection between inner work and the work of social justice. Instructors Russ Hudson and Dr. Deborah Egerton will unlock Enneagram's potential as a tool for healing and strengthening the purpose of those of us who have remained silent but are seeking an opportunity to learn how to engage as cultural allies and advocates — racial bridge builders for marginalized communities. Join Dr. Egerton’s interview on Esalen Live! July 27 at 11am PT. RSVP here.
  • R.D. Laing in the 21st Century, August 30-September 3: R. D. Laing wore many robes in his career, including psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, philosopher, social critic, author, poet, and mystic, and at the peak of his fame in the 1970s he was the most widely-read psychiatrist in the world. Helmed by Michael Guy Thompson, Nita Gage, and Fritjof Capra, this workshop is designed for those seeking answers to the meaning of life. It is a continuation of previous Esalen workshops that focused on Laing’s take on the nature of sanity and madness, the therapeutic relationship, altered states, plus the nature of love, authenticity, and most recently, spirituality. This workshop is best suited for those who are familiar with Laing’s work and who wish to explore it further.  

COMING IN SEPTEMBER

  • The Healing Keys, September 3-5: Join Dr. Shamini Jain and Dr. Lissa Rankin for an unforgettable weekend to unlock your healing capacities with the Healing Keys –  and learn how to integrate these keys into your life to move through your days with more energy, joy and ease.
  • Sing the Body Electric, September 17-19: Join Electric Health/Sound Therapy pioneer Eileen Day McKusick and internationally acclaimed musicians and musical facilitators the Brothers Koren for three powerfully transformative days to spark your creativity, connect to your inner harmony, and liberate your voice.
  • Role Mate to Soul Mate: The Art and Discipline of Love, October 1–3: Join thought leader and prolific author Warren Farrell for a workshop designed to help couples communicate more effectively and connect more profoundly via a series of exercises designed to deepen your love. (Note: For this course, a couple could be any two people with a history who desire a better future.)

If you still haven’t made your plans for July or August, the following summer workshops are still open for enrollment. 

 This is a complete list of workshops and events that are currently open for registration. Check the Journal every other Monday to see the latest additions to the schedule.

‍We hope to welcome you to Big Sur or see you online soon.

(And if you’ve always wanted to visit Esalen but haven’t been able to find the room in your budget: did you know about our scholarship program? Because money should never be a barrier to growth.)

“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?



About

Esalen Team

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