Category: Esalen Institute

Cleese on finding Holy Grail

Satirist of religion in Monty Python now a spiritual man John Cleese and his co-conspirators in the Monty Python comedy troupe always loved to the skewer the sacred. Their satires on the search for the Holy Grail, the life of Jesus (a.k.a. “Brian”) and the pomposity of Sunday morning worship are among the cult classics of cinematic heresy. And now for something completely different … Cleese, who turned from Anglicanism to atheism at his British boarding school, has discovered the Meaning of Life. And he found it in the mineral baths at the Esalen Institute — the famous spiritual retreat