• December 26, 2011

    Speak your truth Esalen Staff.

    As an older member of the Esalen tribe, I want to open a door to you current staff at Esalen, allowing for you to express yourselves, in a possibly more honest conversation than otherwise, by using the intermediary of willing Nine.

    So, with interest and curiosity, and if you so desire to answer, I ask you:

    • How was your Staff week?
    • Did you have an outside facilitator for the week?
    • Where you able to sleep in seminarian rooms on the property?
    • Did the managers cook and serve you any of your meals?
    • How were the morning Community meetings?
    • Was an honest process permitted to unfold?
      • If yes, how?
      • If no, why not?
    • Where you able to express any of your current issues/concerns?
      • If yes, how?
      • If not, why not?
    • Did you have a voice in the theme presented of: “the Future direction of Esalen”?
      • If yes, how?
      • If not, why not?
    • Now that Staff Week is over, retrospectively, what has been the overall outcome for you:
      • on a personal level
      • within the Community
      • and how do you feel about that?
      • closer to management?
      • empowered?
    • Any additional comments you would like to share?

    Thank you for responding. From a caring Esalen member.