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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This Week's Affirmation is: Today I feel agreeable :)

Natures Son – April 1, 2012 – 1:45pm
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  Comical Imbalance

mae – April 2, 2012 – 6:40pm
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April Fools ~~~~

Check out 'Shift Hits the Fan' this Sunday! It is going to be a Hoot! 

http://courseinlaughter.com/ShiftHitsTheFan

mae – March 30, 2012 – 5:49pm
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Good morning!!!

            It is the first day of April, and in response to a comment I received :) I am sharing an April Fools affirmation, to hit some funny bones! Laughter is ancient and healthful. ha-ha!   


Today's April Fools Affirmation is: "I'm Sexy and I Know It"

Natures Son – April 1, 2012 – 2:49am
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http://www.ted.com/talks/e_o_wilson_on_saving_life_on_earth.html?source=facebook#.T21oinHUYEU.facebook

Rob G – March 23, 2012 – 10:45pm
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Gratitude

Thank You All ~

My Gratitude for a most Extraordinary Esalen Adventure has confirmed my Vision….any lingering Doubt…gone…I confidently move forward…without worry…

Intentionality is Real…Life is Yummy, Beautiful & Wonderful….HmmmHmmmm…..Beautiful ~

mae – March 23, 2012 – 5:59pm
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R.I.P. Bill G. Roll great teacher, Parapsychologist.  Met twice at Esalen in workshops there.  The first one was called "the Long Body."  Most profound experience of my life.  (Same 10 day period in 1989 with Al Huang the Tai Chi Master.)

I wrote about this in an article of my Peak experience at Esalen that year.

Bill Roll escaped his outer form on Jan. 9, 2012.  Just heard about it on Wikipedia.

He led Scientific creedence to Parapsychology. (1st draft).

 

Rob G – March 2, 2012 – 1:45am
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 I had this song playing on Pandora yesterday, have heard it many times…yet never really listened to the lyrics…last night at Lodge, someone was singing it…and I have not been able to get it out of my head since….

message in Lodge last night for entire planet ‘we need to get back to the Simple Ways’…back to the Garden ~~~ 

Well, I came upon a child of God

mae – February 19, 2012 – 7:02am
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Was just listening to Abraham Hicks and it inspired me to self examine aloud.  In her video on you tube she examines her human feelings after a car hits her unmanned car in a parking lot while grocery shopping.  And as Abraham talks you see how Ester (who hosts Abraham (not the Biblical one)) fluctuates between the choice of feeling good and letting her emotions take charge.  The batttle between ego and that which we truely are Spirit.  Between preaching something and living it (as I like to look at).  

I allowed myself to be swept up in emotion again (which I do not like since it feels out of control and I am not use to being with emotions... as my gal who lives in Seattle allows -- what feels like to me excessive -- for her own good or my taste (which is not a factor); I control no other and intend only to always control myself. 

Rob G – February 12, 2012 – 12:15am
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23 Days; I Arrive at Esalen…

Maria Lucia Bittencourt Sauer will be my first workshop leader…

A Sweet Giddy Nervousness Pervades my Being…like the first time I went to summer camp…

mae – February 16, 2012 – 8:08pm
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