Michael Murphy is an American author, thought leader in the Human Potential Movement, and cofounder of the Esalen Institute, a space for all religions, philosophies, and ideals to flourish and come into equal question.
In 1962, on a stunning stretch of land bordering the Pacific Ocean in Big Sur, California, two Stanford graduates named Michael Murphy and Dick Price founded a small retreat and workshop center called The Esalen Institute, otherwise known simply as Esalen.
The authors of Golf in the Kingdom draw striking parallels between the remarkable and mystical events that sometimes occur during sports activites and the traditions of mystics and yogis, exploring how the religious heritages of both East and West provide a basis for understanding spiritual...
I had the great pleasure of meeting with Michael Murphy co-founder of Esalen Institute during the campus renewal dedication in Big Sur, California. Since its inception Esalen has evolved organically and remained true to its mission centered on the human potential movement.