Highway 1 south of Esalen has reopened. Learn more.
Emergency Closure Relief Fund
Your Support Matters
“Thank you for everything Esalen. I hope you get through this storm.” — Josephine Y.
“I love you Esalen. Thank you for the peace and healing you bring to the whole world." — Serena J.
Thank you to all our friends near and far who helped us to raise more than $1 million for our Emergency Closure Relief Fund. Your generous support, along with that of our Board of Trustees who sponsored a gift match, helped us reach this milestone. We have endured the longest closure in our history and look forward to reopening on July 28. We are also pleased to announce that as part of the emergency fund, we will be allocating more than $60,000 to scholarships.
On behalf of the entire Esalen community, thank you!
“This gift is to help support the unique contribution which Esalen makes to humanity and to assist with your current most pressing needs, including efforts to reopen the Big Sur campus.” — Michael J.
"In honour of the work, passion and commitment to a more authentic, connected and sustainable community.” — Nicole K.
“Though a very small amount, to help Esalen Friends in these difficult days. Full of potential." — Elizabeth L.
Esalen and the Big Sur Community in the News
Esalen and the greater Big Sur community have been cut off due to massive rockslides to the south and a bridge failure to the north. Read more:
- NBC News — Big Sur Landslides Leave Small Canyon Town Stranded
- CNN — Landslide buries California's scenic highway in Big Sur
- The San Jose Mercury News — Beleaguered Big Sur institutions turn to crowdfunding
- The Washington Post — Big Sur usually can’t keep people away. Right now, it’s practically deserted.
Support the Big Sur Community
Esalen is one of a number of nonprofit organizations in the Big Sur community
impacted by weather and road closures. Our friends and neighbors include:
Call 831-250-1022 ext. 258 if you prefer to make your donation by phone. You can also donate conveniently and safely online through iDonate now. iDonate follows PCI (Payment Card Industry) security standards.
Text to Give: @esalen to 52014
Gifts Processing Center
3771 Rio Road, Suite 101
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