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Esalen’s 50th Anniversary Benefit Weekend Thursday, October 4–Sunday, October 7 A special 4-day event


vast spectrum of areas that are a vital part of the world stage today: psychology, sustainability, health and healing, lifelong personal growth, citizen diplomacy, and our common search for meaning through religion, spirituality, and authentic personal commitments.


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Join us to celebrate Esalen’s 50th Anniversary with a very special benefit event This year Esalen welcomes an extraordinary group of presenters to lead you on a wide-ranging journey of ideas, activism, and entertain- ment. Other activities include music and movement, yoga and medita- tion classes, a Big Sur nature hike, a silent and live auction featuring Ashley Smith Johnson, an opportunity to engage with other Friends of Esalen, to have fun, relax, enjoy the baths, meditate, and just be.


This intimate 4-day experience promises to inspire and empower, with ample opportunity for questions, dialogue, informal conversation, and reflection in the magical setting of Esalen. With the guiding hand of our facilitator Ken Dychtwald, each of us may find new opportunities to make a difference in these unprecedented times— through philan- thropy and through our own roles as change agents and leaders.


his year Esalen celebrates fifty years as a leader and catalyst in the world of personal and social transformation. Concepts and experiences that originated at Esalen have influenced a


2012 presenters include:


Marianne Williamson, spiritual activist, author of the inter- national bestseller A Return to Love, lectures widely and founded The Peace Alliance and Project Angel Food. She has been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America and Charlie Rose.


Robert Reich is a professor of public policy at the Goldman School at the University of California at Berkeley. He has served in three national administrations, most recently as Secretary of Labor under President Clinton and is author of several books including Supercapitalism.


Byron Katie is founder of The Work, a simple yet revolu- tionary process of inquiry, and author or coauthor of four best-selling books: Loving What Is; I Need Your Love— Is That True?; A Thousand Names for Joy; and Who Would You Be Without Your Story?


Dean Ornish is founder and president of the non-profit Preventive Medicine Research Institute in Sausalito, Calif. He is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He is an author and leading expert on fighting illness with dietary and lifestyle changes.


Michael Krasny is a professor of literature at San Francisco State University and an award-winning broadcaster who hosts the weekday talk program Forum on KQED radio, the San Francisco National Public Radio affiliate. He is also the author of Sound Ideas and Spiritual Envy.


MICHAEL MURPHY, ANNA HALPRIN, CHUNGLIANG AL HUANG, KEN DYCHTWALD, ROBERT REICH, ASHLEY SMITH JOHNSON


Anna Halprin was named one of “America’s 100 Irreplaceable Dance Treasures” by the Dance Heritage Coalition. She has created revolutionary directions for the art form and inspired fellow choreographers to take modern dance to new dimensions. She founded the San Francisco Dancer’s Workshop in 1955 and the Tamalpa Institute in 1978 with her daughter Daria.


Register early—this unique event will sell out. The cost is $2,070/person for shared room ($1,000 tax deductible); $2,950 guaranteed single (limited availability, $1,500 tax deductible). Call the number below for pricing on our premi- um rooms. Staying off-property rate (includes entire program and food): $1,583/person ($1,000 tax deductible).


To learn more and register, please call 831-667-3032 or email nancy.worcester@esalen.org.


For up-to-date information please visitwww.esalen.org/benefit.


Chungliang Al Huang teaches Tai Ji philosophy, East/West synthesis, and the art of movement meditation. He is the founder-president of the Living Tao Foundation and director of Lan Ting Institute in the Sacred Mountains of China.


Michael Murphy is Esalen’s co-founder, an author, head of Esalen's Center for Theory & Research and leader of a new human story, integrating consciousness studies, science, political realities, and spiritual practices.


Ken Dychtwald (emcee) is a gerontologist, psychologist, author of 13 books, and the nation’s foremost authority on the economic and cultural effects of the “age wave.”


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