Being of Benefit amidst Crisis

Our profound global challenges — of climate, culture, sustainability, politics, economics and more — are interconnected and hypercomplex. They are requiring us to transform our ways of being individuals, friends and citizens. A New Republic of the Heart invites spiritual practitioners and change agents to learn, practice, and collaborate in becoming the next-stage human beings who can rise to our collective moment.


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Are you called to Be of Benefit?



An international tribe of spiritual practitioners and change agents from over 20 countries is gathering to support one another in responding to our profound global crises. We are radically committing to our “inner work,” our “interpersonal work” and our “outer work.” We are meeting, listening, practicing, experimenting, iterating, and co-creating with the intention to be of benefit to the future of all we love.

We invite you to explore our current initiatives and, most importantly, consider bringing your own energy, care, intelligence, and creativity to our collective efforts.


Our nonprofit, A New Republic of the Heart, is currently dedicated to offering the following initiatives.

Upcoming Events with Terry Patten

“Brightening Every Darkness”

In late September 2021, Terry Patten will offer a special 4-session “wisdom exploration” to share his heart’s deepest insights at the edges of his own life-threatening and life-brightening health challenge (rare, “incurable” cancer). 

Terry will be joined by three wise friends and inspiring teachers — Diane Musho Hamilton, Indra Adnan and Craig Hamilton — to explore the profound ways that personal mortality resonates and “rhymes” with our collective mortality. 

We will open registration soon for this offering — to learn more, please subscribe to our email list at the bottom of this page under “Stay Connected.”

An Ethos for Revolutionaries

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Written by our founder Terry Patten, A New Republic of the Heart: A Guide to Inner Work for Holistic Change addresses our global meta-crisis in all its aspects—environmental, economic, political, and cultural. Terry frames our global and societal crises as opportunities and challenges to us, now, personally—in terms that penetrate our usual abstractions and avoidance.

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You're Invited to Get Involved

There are many ways to engage, learn, support us, or co-create at A New Republic of the Heart.

We invite you to explore further and consider joining us in being of benefit.