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The Spirit of Esalen

The Spirit of Esalen Award honors individuals who have helped the Institute take significant strides towards advancing its mission of the realization of a more just, creative, and sustainable world through their exceptional philanthropic support and service to Esalen. The award was created following Esalen’s 50th anniversary in 2012, which marked the Institute's unique role in bringing the values and innovative ideas of the human potential movement into the greater world—from psychology to quantum physics, spirituality to economics, creative arts to permaculture, holistic health to citizen diplomacy.

The Spirit of Esalen Award is bestowed every two years upon some of the most dedicated members of the Esalen community.


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