• May 7, 2012

    The freshly arrived Esalen Catalog lists Kathleen Kleinsmith, Eric Erickson, and Daniel Cryns as managers. Catalog readers familiar with these individuals — great contributors to the Esalen they know — will be disappointed to learn that none of the three will be setting the tone of the Institute during their visit, having just been dismissed in a flash to the anger and dismay of the worldwide Esalen community.

    The catalog also lists as a trustee Mr. David Lustig, formerly one of the Esalen’s major donors, a man who consistently recognized the Institute’s unique qualities, and who resigned in protest at Chairman Sam Yau’s latest unilateral instruction to fuck everything up.