Hello all, I have just joined the group here after finding iThou while wondering what it's like to live at Esalen, which I am seriously considering doing myself. I invite you all to tell a story or two about how you got there in the first place. As someone so aptly said here, "some by accident, some on purpose."
I'd like to know more about your transitions -into- the place were. Emotional, physical, logistical. Who's been or is there now? You aren't all hippie-intellectuals, Silicon Valley dropouts and spacey massage therapists are you? ;-)
Do you live like monks in those shared rooms, those drafty old cabins? What to bring, what to leave (in boxes stored away in that other world)?