July 29, 2016


“I think a good poem — in a mysterious, unmeasurable way — is religious.”

Michael Longley

“Let our legacy be about planting seeds in a garden you never get to see.”

-Hillary Clinton

July, 28, 2016

Off the Mat ~ Into the World


‘Yoga is a tool for change. Rooted in compassion and connection, we are called to awaken to suffering and take action in response, creating peaceful, just, and connected global community. How will you take your yoga off the mat and into the world?’


Doors to perception.



Non-verbal Humanities

‘New Huxley Opens its Doors (to Perception)’

July 2016

Construction on the Lodge’s Huxley meeting room, built upon the foundation of the original Huxley and elevated to a new second floor, is completed this month in time for its namesake’s July birthday. Aldous Huxley was a seminal inspiration to Esalen co-founders Dick Price and Michael Murphy; his belief in “human potentialities” infused the very foundation of Esalen. The writer and philosopher, known for such works as A Brave New World and The Doors of Perception, passed away in 1963.

Jeff Kripal, chair of Esalen’s Board of Trustees and author of Esalen: America and the Religion of No Religion, writes of Huxley’s Esalen connection: “…his call for an institution that could teach the ‘nonverbal humanities’ and the development of the ‘human potentialities’ functioned as the working mission statement of early Esalen.”

Regular workshops in Huxley will begin in August.


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