Esalen is reopening March 1. Book a workshop or A Time to Reflect now.


Our Mission & Values

Our Vision

We envision a world where…

Esalen is a major catalyst in the transformation of humankind, working with individuals and institutions to integrate body, mind, heart, spirit, and community in a nurturing relationship with the environment.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to...

  • Be a leading center for exploring and realizing human potential through experience, education, and research.
  • 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.
  • Sponsor pioneering initiatives and offer personal, spiritual, and social transformation programs for residents, interns and workshop participants.

Our Values

At Esalen we value...

  • Transformation
  • Connection
  • Curiosity
  • Service
  • Diversity
Mission & Values of Esalen Institute


We offer a rich and varied integral learning environment devoted to cultivating deep change in self and society.


Experience twenty-seven acres of Pacific coastline paradise.


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A global network of seekers devoted to the belief that we are all capable of the extraordinary.

Campus Renewal

Join us on the journey of Renewal.