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The Big Sur coast is one of the most magical places on Earth. It is a unique stretch of coastline with textural cliffs, towering trees, crashing waves and crystal blue waters. So it’s no wonder why this California coastline community draws people from all over to come to experience its beauty. But Big Sur coast is more than just a pretty place. It’s also home to the Esalen Institute, a world-class spiritual retreat center in California for wellness and personal growth. At Esalen, you can participate in workshops on everything from meditation and creative writing to yoga and dance. The cliff-hugging soaking tubs heated by natural hot springs are perfect for taking in all nature offers.

What Makes The Big Sur Coastline So Unique?

The natural beauty of the area is incredibly calming and grounding. Just being in nature can help reduce stress levels and promote well-being. The Big Sur coastline is one of the most dramatic and scenic in the world. From Carmel Beach to Pfeiffer Beach, plenty of beautiful beaches are found along the coast.

The area is also home to some of the most unique and beautiful wildlife, from sea otters and seals to whales and dolphins. You can also enjoy fresh seafood and locally grown fruits and vegetables.

Big Sur and The Esalen Institute is the ultimate retreat

Esalen: An All-Inclusive Wellness Retreat To Refuel and Rejuvenate

The Esalen Institute is a world-renowned center for human development located in Big Sur, California. For over 50 years, Esalen has been at the forefront of exploring new ways to help people grow spiritually and personally. Today, it remains one of the most popular destinations for those seeking personal growth, transformation and new ways of being.

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MOCA | Amazing Art for All

Sometimes the best things in life are free! The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles is granting free admission with a $10-million gift from board President Carolyn Powers. In an effort to make the museum more accessible, encourage repeat visits and deepen community engagement this generous gift makes the museum more like a library with its’ open-door policy. Such an amazing opportunity for Los Angeles to take in some of the best contemporary art around. There will still be a charge for some special exhibitions, however, even those are free of charge on Thursday nights. Admission to The Geffen Contemporary is also included in this experience. Head downtown for some inspiration and see what makes our city a great place to live.

MOCA Permanent Collection – Josef Albers – “Study for Homage to a Square,” 1954. Oil on masonite.

“Bus” – Mason Williams, 1967. This life-size Greyhound bus conceptual art stunt of comic proportions is a self-published silk-screened print measuring 10 x 36 feet. In an edition of 200 it took nine man-hours to assemble. “Bus” was first exhibited at the Pasadena Museum of Art in 1967, then stationed at The Museum of Modern Art the following year. Almost 50 years later it is a dramatic vision as it stretches across an entire wall in the MOCA gallery. The piece owes a lot to the work of artist Ed Ruscha, a friend, collaborator and sometimes roommate of Williams’ since the fourth grade. Photograph by Jeff McLane.

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