Esaleaks first proposed to place Esalen Institute back into the hands of genuine seekers by 2013. Has this taken place? Every day, seekers come to the Esselen land and find a piece of themselves, yes. But the Institute itself has lost its way under the rule of outsiders who have yet to discover themselves deeply, yet to face their own shadows, yet to open their own hearts, and yet to show an exemplary commitment to that work. They have yet to live the Esalen life, yet to touch the Big Sur life, yet to earn the right to control the gate at 55000 Highway One.
The masters of Gestalt have been banished. The extended Esalen community has failed to save the cradle of its own culture. Esalen Institute has failed. Only the Esselen land remains.