All the Hemispheres

Leave the familiar for a while.
Let your senses and bodies stretch out

Like a welcomed season
Onto the meadow and shores and hills.

Open up to the Roof.
Make a new watermark on your excitement
And love.

Like a blooming night flower,
Bestow your vital fragrance of happiness
And giving
Upon our intimate assembly.

Change rooms in your mind for a day.

All the hemispheres in existence
Lie beside an equator
In your heart.

Greet Yourself
In your thousand other forms
As you mount the hidden tide and travel
Back home.

All the hemispheres in heaven
Are sitting around a fire

While stitching themselves together
Into the Great Circle inside of


Our Mission

To gather - in person, in one of the most beautiful places on earth - and provide experiences, tools, stories, support and resources to further the work we know you are already doing to deeply, creatively and intuitively clarify your life's vision and purpose - to integrate your most deeply-held values and priorities into daily life.

To celebrate and honor the wide array of visions each of us carries in our heart and mind. Whether related to business, family, spirituality or anything in between, our aim is to create a circle where it is safe to share, expand and explore what our dreams mean to us and all that is possible when we trust them.

We know there are many opportunities, offerings and venues available to you as you take the deeply personal, profoundly important journey of learning how to listen to the voice in your soul, follow its calling and nurture your most important dreams. We invite you to experience five days in Big Sur with us, where your body, soul and mind will be nurtured by the magnificent beauty of Big Sur and our deep passion for supporting others to do their very best work in the world on every level.

"…Esalen, the magical place at the southern end of Big Sur has hosted everyone from Timothy Leary to Ken Kesey, Ansel Adams…Joseph Campbell, Aldous Huxley and B.F. Skinner...The Institute is not only known for its…hot springs, which are built right into cliffs that hang over the Pacific Ocean, but it also…offers some 500 workshops a year…" ~C Magazine, October 2012

{Our masthead tagline was written by Hafiz.}