Like every community, the Friends of Esalen portal thrives from your presence and participation, and for that reason the basic membership is free.
If you would like to help Esalen increase its impact in the world, you can increase your contribution and receive some very special benefits.
What is a Friends of Esalen membership?
When you choose to become a monthly or annual donor you join a community of people who believe in our mission and want to help us expand our reach. In return, you have access to special member pricing, exclusive access to Esalen archives and events, and perks that demonstrate our gratitude for your support.
How do Friends of Esalen Retreats work?
You may request an unstructured visit to Esalen for two nights and up to five consecutive nights’ stay, as space allows. This benefit is currently suspended but we are making discount codes available in the Friends Dispatch in the meantime, and we will send out an update when it is available again.
How does becoming a member help Esalen?
Esalen is a 501(c)(3) educational institution and membership support to our general fund helps us keep things steady. Chopping wood, carrying water, and the other humble tasks that keep the Esalen community alive and thriving.
How do I become a member?
Stay engaged here; you are already a member. Make a donation on this page to become a contributing member.
I already donate to Friends of Esalen, am I a member?
If you have joined or renewed your Friends of Esalen membership in the last 12 months, you are a Friend.