Esalen

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.

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Have a Mooontastic Weekend Everyone!mae – May 4, 2012 – 5:39am

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Good-humor is a philosophic state of mind; it seems to say to Nature that we take her no more seriously than she takes us. I maintain that one should always talk of philosophy with a smile.”


William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience


A-ho!

mae – April 29, 2012 – 6:00am
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This Week's Affirmation is: I embrace challenges and advance with confidence and ease.

Natures Son – April 29, 2012 – 6:43pm
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The Vision

Life had gotten me into a rut ~ my relationship was not fulfilling, I felt stuck, depressed, my home was no longer my sanctuary and my energy had dwindled ~~~ I was merely going through the motions……that was two months ago.....

mae – November 15, 2011 – 11:18am
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http://www.change.org/petitions/convince-bernie-sanders-to-run-for-president-of-the-united-states

 

 

Rob G – April 27, 2012 – 11:29am
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This Week's Affirmation is: Resembling nature my essence is good, and I dismiss judgments of good and evil.

Natures Son – April 22, 2012 – 5:40pm
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Rob G – April 18, 2012 – 12:17pm
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This Week's Affirmation is: I learn because my passion is understanding.


          Through this affirmation, one will gain greater lasting knowledge from a life of boundless lessons. Too often I see students learning as a means to an end. They hold on to pieces of information long enough to pass exams, yet can recall very little after the semester has ended.

Natures Son – April 15, 2012 – 4:02pm
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This Week's Affirmation is: I encourage achievement through the humbling of my ego.


          Ego is an individual's sense of self, one's attachment to an identity. Through the ego we experience such feelings as pride as well as disappointment.

Natures Son – April 8, 2012 – 5:32pm
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http://pinterest.com/comiczar/things-for-my-wall/

 

Happy Spring....

Rob G – April 8, 2012 – 10:11pm
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