Greetings. Welcome to the group, "Esalen" -- for people who have lived, worked, and/or studied at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California.

For many of us who lived there, the time was rich, full, and extraordinary. For all people who have been touched by the spirit of the place, it is sometimes challenging to keep that spirit alive in the world outside the support of the container of Big Sur and Esalen.

This place is intended to become that supportive ground for people who have been moved by the spirit of the place, but who no longer, possibly, have immediate access to the special and sacred space of Esalen.

Everyone who has been moved by the spirit of Esalen, I believe, becomes, in their own way, an ambassador for a new way of thinking, feeling, and being in the world. May we carry on the torch and help bring truth, authenticity, love, and light for now and future generations.

The latest rumblings around the web from, about, or around Esalen.

Note: We are having monthly global Esalen weather reports in the Big House on the first Sunday of the month at 1:30PM, Pacific Time. All people who have lived, worked or studied at Esalen are welcome to join. Check the events calendar for a full listing of scheduled weather reports, open seats, or visiting teacher programs.

This lovely photograph to the right is courtesy of David Gartner.


Had quadruple bi-pass.  Allowed to drive and swim as of today.


Will expand the story.


Happened when I was making a Bernie Sanders Video.  Just fell over.  Unconscious.




Rob G – June 22, 2016 – 7:59pm

In 1966, or so, Dick posted up a manifesto in the Esalen office.  Drugs were officialy not condoned at Esalen, nor was their usage encouraged. 

 Despite this stalwart stand, drug use at Esalen, was, how to say this diplomatically, ubiquitous.  I never head mention of Michael Murphy and drugs, and if he did them I am sure he was circumspect.  However, there were lots of drugs around and being used.  Mostly hallucinogens, including some splendid Sandoz Acid, briefly.   I'd name names, but what is the point. Ida and Fritz were not dopers, Michael was not, I slammed acid and smoked pot, and this was pretty much the status quo among most of the staff. There was, later, a cocaine contingent, and they were probably more disruptive and ill fated than any of the pot heads.  One of them shot himself over a large debt owed to the Las Vegas mob.  

Buzz – March 16, 2010 – 5:47pm


Us. YOU. 

I kind of would like to hear from all the participants here.  What have you been up to, how are you, what's new.


Maybe I haven't Meditated enough lately but today, this morning, got upset about money.  

My fault, of course (if fault provided anything).  But what good are banks if they do not work with you.

Rob G – June 17, 2015 – 11:24am

I've started uploading random drawings (comics, SF and the New Age) they are mostly older drawings (decades) but a cool list gotta click on them; positive gentle feedback requested:


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ART Usually from my subconscious I think.  :)  Thank you.



Rob G – March 30, 2015 – 11:35pm

Happy New Year.


 I wonder if you all know about and have seen the documentary on Yogananda.  To get a screening in your area go to gathr.  Find out where it is, commit to buying a ticket then when enough people show interest buy a ticket.  I saw it already in Mt. Shasta.  And will probably see it again soon.  It revealed a lot of stuff I did not know.


 I was an extra in the film "Wild."  Did 11-14 hours for maybe 2 or 4 seconds of me probably occured.  :)

I have stories about it but I'm not sure I am allowed to talk about it.  Reese Witherspoon deserves an Academy award.


Feel happy, up and hopeful lately.


Miss Esalen.  If I sold $2500 worth of comics and stuff would try to visit there again asap.


I still go too many places alone.  But maybe soon I'll start going places with people.


Rob G – January 17, 2015 – 1:36am

 water ceremony TODAY  now all over the planet

Rob G – March 22, 2014 – 1:12pm

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Guide To Query Letters

March 5, 2014


Gnope Productions

3131976 HWY 1

Big Sur, CA 93920


mae – March 5, 2014 – 7:57pm

Rob G – February 27, 2014 – 11:54am
Magical Monday at the Esalen Farm & Garden

Thank You Rain! OUR Planet Loves YOU!!!

mae – February 2, 2014 – 11:52am

Greetings to you ALL!

Happy FOUR Holiday Day!!!

February 2nd, 2014

 *** Imbolc

*** Candlemas

*** Groundhog's Day

**********RAIN IN BIG SUR!!!!!!


Hip Hip Hurray! It is RAINING IN BIG SUR!!!!! 

Blessings to All!! We Love you Rain!!! 


 ~  Time to get Nakked and DANCE!!! ~!


 "I'm Singing in the Rain, just Singing in the Rain; what a Wonderful feeling, I'm Happy Again!"

~ Arthur Freed

mae – February 2, 2014 – 11:43am
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