the Pacific shoreline at Big Sur as seen from Esalen Insitute
The Times frets about whether Esalen is getting "too corporate". I don't know about that. I do know it is one of my favorite places in the world, that it was a transformative place for me twenty two years ago when I spent a week there at a Joseph Campbell workshop with my friend Robert Walter of the Campbell Foundation. And it is stunningly beautiful as this slideshow demonstrates. And, yes, the massage practitioners at the tables above the rocks are wonderful.