What we intend
to help wake us up to what time it is on the planet!
A New Republic of the Heart, a California (USA) 501c3 Nonprofit Organization, was created to help wake us up to what time it is on the planet — in a way that helps people move through denial, anger, grief and despair to a new level of inspired practice and activism. Our aim, stated most simply, is to work on all levels, interior and exterior, individual and collective, to bolster health and wholeness during our current crisis of fragmentation.
This nonprofit organization is dedicated to supporting the emergence of a new stage of maturity among human beings — working at the level of individuals, friends, families, organizations, communities, and cultures. Ultimately, we intend to serve the whole of human civilization and even the harmonious relations of human beings and the non-human world. But our work begins simply and realistically — with a series of discrete projects.
Our first tasks are educational. We intend to bring about broader awareness of the many insights in the book A New Republic of the Heart: An Ethos for Revolutionaries. Here are some of the ways we plan to do that:
Raise public awareness.
Raise awareness of the key insights integrated in the book,A New Republic of the Heartthrough many channels, from word-of-mouth to mainstream media, and including social media and non-traditional networks.
Through media appearances, articles, public speaking and other publicity and public communications, by Terry Patten and others, we intend to communicate the opportunity for individuals to awaken and grow and link up with others to form communities of practice and social responsibility that can meaningfully impact culture and society and the human future.
We intend to produce and launch a regular podcast, where Terry Patten will convene “conversations that matter” with leading thinkers. This may in time grow to a family of podcasts and other media productions.
Podcast episodes will bring together popular intellectuals and bridge divides between key bodies of discourse (like those of Innovators, Ecologists and Evolutionaries).
They will also explore important new cultural movements (like yin leadership).
They will engage an ongoing public exploration of how we can all more effectively evolve culture, consciousness, behavior and systems on behalf of the future of all we love.
Create healthy community.
Be community. This organization itself intends to be a community of practice and activism. We intend to enact the kinds of conversations and “we-space” described in A New Republic of the Heart, uplifting our consciousness and relationships even as we work together to do tangible service to others.
Serve community – Joyful Activism.
When our practice and friendships and activism are infused with our highest inspiration, we are fed, rather than emptied, by our service. We expect that one of the primary forms of our service will be to discover and perfect and teach “best practices” that uplift the health, happiness, creativity, relationships, and effectiveness of other organizations and communities of practice doing good work.
Build connections and alliances among people and organizations doing good work (like those listed in the resource section in A New Republic of the Heart) recognizing them as “nodes” in the “network” that is the body of the new republic of the heart that is spontaneously coming into being.
Virtual Gatherings. We intend to create virtual gatherings, “meetings of the founding fathers and mothersof a new republic of the heart” and “pre-constitutional conventions” — preliminary gatherings and thought experiments that imagine how to co-create agreements and governance for a livable future, and how to enact an integral revolution of human culture, consciousness, economics, and politics.
In-Person Gatherings. We intend to convene a large-scale in-person conferencein the last quarter of 2019 or the first quarter of 2020, bringing together a large number of the many people helping co-create a healthy human future. the inherent beginnings of what we call “ a new republic of the heart”) to deepen our friendships, clarify and uplift our communities of practice, and connect our efforts to all the healthy initiatives that constitute the inherent emergence of that new healthy pattern of human culture.
Philosopher, pro-activist and author Jeremy Lent joins Terry in a deep and vulnerable exploration of where we are right now as a species, the underlying nature of our ecological and civilizational crises and how we frame our work to catalyze emerging potential for a...
Poet, teacher and interfaith chaplain Fred LaMotte joins Terry to listen, notice, honor and share the mysterious depth that emerges between them, among them and beyond them. Terry begins by reading one of Fred’s poems, and later Fred shares a couple of his favorite...
Futurist, teacher, and author Peter Russell joins Terry in person at his home to connect more intimately and explore several profound considerations about this human miracle and our current predicament. In a previous podcast episode (February 2020), their conversation...
Social psychotherapist, political theorist & entrepreneur and community organizer Indra Adnan joins Terry to explore the politics and power dynamics of “waking up” to the “meta-crisis” and to one another. Indra is in contact with the raw nerve of possibility....
This episode of State of Emergence, features an additional conversation with last week’s featured guest, the evolutionary biologist and important social theorist David Sloan Wilson. If you haven’t already listened to last week’s episode with David — episode 069,...
Brilliant evolutionary biologist and important social theorist David Sloan Wilson joins Terry to clarify the real implications of what we know about evolution, focusing on how “multi-level selection,” interpersonal cooperation and altruism are no less central to...
Spontaneous poet, culture activist, and shamanic bard Stephen Jenkinson joins Terry to explore the totally disarming ordeal of bearing witness to death up close — both our individual mortality and our collective mortality. They also drop into felt contact with Terry’s...
Chess Grandmaster, philosopher, author, and social entrepreneur Jonathan Rowson joins Terry to explore our global, civilizational predicament from new angles — inspired by his recent brilliant essay “Tasting the Pickle: Ten Flavors of Meta-Crisis and the Appetite for...
Integral scholar and Exostudies pioneer Sean Esbjörn-Hargens joins Terry to explore an integral approach to conspiracy theories and “exo realities” — including the anomalous phenomena that challenge our current models of reality. Sean begins by sharing an illuminating...
Author and professor Jeffrey Kripal joins Terry to explore the multidimensional, psychophysical nature of reality, as well as the potential of new kinds of agency, cooperation, and co-creativity. They begin by noticing the stranglehold that materialism still seems to...
How Long Does the Process Take?
How Much Does Adopting Cost?
What Is the Difference Between Adopting and Fostering?
Will I need Additional Veterinarian Services?
Can I take A Pet Home Directly From the Shelter?
Find a Dog
Adult – Female
Adult – Female
Adult – Male
Find A Cat
Adult – Female
Adult – Female
Adult – Male
Make a Donation
License a Pet
Free Cat Vaccinations
Adopt A Dog Day
Sept 28, 11am
Sept 30, 1pm
Get In Touch
(451) 443 – 2333
1234 Divi St. #100
San Francisco, CA 93211
M-F: 8am – 5pm
S-S: 8am – 7pm