A New Republic of the Heart

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit formed to bring system level change and address the existential problems of our time. We do this through training of practitioners, the State of Emergence podcast, and bringing together people and communities to address our urgent global challenges by doing the inner work of personal transformation AND the outer work of civic engagement.


We support individuals and communities of practice in cultivating a self-transcending pattern of human being and relating – one true, good, beautiful and integral enough to “go viral” and become a new stage of human evolution and maturity equat to the “design specs” dictated by our critical meta-crisis. We declare that a new republic of the heart exists, and that we are its citizens.

Together we intend to help catalyze and bring coherence to an international nonviolent and non-oppositional movement, a larger and already inherent revolution of love, wholeness, and service.

We help individuals, organizations, and communities to organize, commune, and cooperate, thinking in sufficiently holistic and long range terms to co-create a positive future.

Our intention is to make whole systems change.


In a time when the future Planet Earth, as a home for humans and countless other life forms, appears to be at stake, we are called to a new level of responsibility for the whole. While many organizations exist to address specific problems in the world, A New Republic of the Heart is dedicated to cultivating the embodied practice of the intelligence of wholeness – combining the inner and outer work as a practice of integrated transformation.

We are committed to helping individuals, groups, and organizations bring the deepest spiritual insights of the worlds great wisdom traditions into profound conversation with modern scientific, social, and ecological thought. We believe that humanity’s best bet for surviving and thriving into the future is through the revolutionary ethos of integral practice in service to wholeness.

Through hosting sacred conversations, producing educational media, delivering training events, and supporting communities of practice, we aim to catalyze an evolutionary movement that touches every level of self and society, inspiring the recognition of collective citizenship in the only world we share.

Getting Active

The catalysts for us


A New Republic of the Heart is created by and for people waking up to what time it is on the planet. We are moved to ripple our awakening awareness into the body politic. We seek to do this in a way that enables people to move through denial, anger, grief and despair to a new level of joy, gratitude, inspired practice and citizenship.

Our aim is to work on all levels — inside ourselves, in our communities and globally. We seek to bolster health and wholeness on all levels, in all domains of human life. We focus on those recognizing the current human crisis of fragmentation.


This nonprofit organization is dedicated to supporting the emergence of a new stage of maturity in and among human beings.

It is about growing into new levels of brother-sisterhood. Our ultimate intentions extend broadly, expressing the great utopian tradition: we intend to serve the whole of human civilization and even the harmonious relations of human beings and the non-human world.

But our immediate tasks are simple and realistic — a series of discrete projects.

What We Believe


Seriousness and Light Hearted Joy


It’s game-time on the planet. Let’s act like it.

Light-hearted joy

Facing the human predicament doesn’t discourage us; it inspires us; we are sober but joyful, alive and creative.

Integrity and Integration


We want to teach and engender next-level human maturity and cooperation; that means practicing it


It’s time for deeper practice of the inner work the outer work, and the interpersonal work, understood as a single matter.

Servant Leadership

We honor relative maturity, but in an egalitarian spirit.

Openness For Emergent Futures

Let’s make room for miracles. We’re not ‘in charge’. But we can be open channels through which evolutionary emergence (magic) really can happen!


We are doing

Co-Create An Integrated Movement Deeply Valuing All Perspectives


Revolutions create new systems. A revolution of awakening is already well underway.

You can think of this as:

“A New Republic of the Heart”. In countless communities of practice, human beings are becoming self-aware, facing their shadow, healing their trauma, waking up, coming to know a higher or divine principle, accessing higher states and stages of consciousness, gaining new kinds of self-understanding and becoming capable of new orders of cooperation.

Those possibilities are already being deeply explored by a wide variety of pioneering sociocultural experiments, by communities of practice. Some are deeply informed by the wisdom achieved by the great tradition of awakeners and communities of awakening. We join a wide and diverse community that is already enacting a transition to a new stage of human maturity.


This greater transformation is inherent, organic, well underway.

It is expressed in countless initiatives in exactly these terms; that is one of the unique features of this particular project.

We acknowledge that we are revolutionaries, and we reaffirm the archetype of the revolutionary — of reformers, change-makers, founding mothers and fathers. This is perfectly appropriate, even though we declare a revolution that is not only non-violent, but actually non-oppositional.

In our work, we face the ones who resist our initiatives, drawing a boundary between themselves and us, heart-to-heart, drawing a bigger circle that includes them with us. And we aim to make this real.

And we have just begun. At the time of this writing we are a handful of volunteers. But with your help we hope to grow, and we’d like to do a lot, as you’ll see. Even so, our first tasks are educational and relational. We intend to bring about broader awareness of the many insights in the book A New Republic of the Heart: An Ethos for Revolutionaries. 

Dive Deeper

Explore these webpages, the State of Emergence podcast, our stories and resources.

Develop Educational Platforms

Raise Awareness

A New Republic of the Heart explores the many channels, from word-of-mouth to mainstream media, including social media and non-traditional networks.

This work enhances and connects…
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 embody new healthier cultural patterns.

If some of our experiments get it right enough, some of our innovations will become contagious and meaningfully uplift culture and society. We are hoping also to “pay forward” real blessings upon the human and non-human future of life.


We produce the State of Emergence podcast, where Terry Patten convenes “conversations that matter” with leading thinkers.

This may in time grow…
to a family of podcasts and other media productions. Podcast episodes bring together popular intellectuals and bridge divides between key bodies of discourse (like those of Innovators, Ecologists and Evolutionaries).

We will also explore important new cultural movements (like yin leadership, including masculine listening to feminine leadership).

We will explore what can be done, conversing across worldview boundaries, and forging new shared agreements.

We 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.

Voices Blog

Provide a community wide blog to write articles for the global audience.

Be and Serve Healthy Community

Be Community

There are many many organisations and individuals actively creating initiatives and engagements that mirror New Republic of the Heart concepts. We will feature these in a curated space – an engagement in the many to many transmission, co-creation and cascading of such concepts.

The story section area features – at a level of depth and interest to do this justice and differentiate from the multitude of short snapshots that abound on the internet – people and groups that have been working on society and group problems and solutions in ways that are congruent with such concepts.

It does this with a mixture of descriptive writing, videos and interviews to create a picture of how NRTH is developing and being developed by individuals within their spheres of influence, interest and engagement.

Serve Community

This organization intends to practice, and thus become a community of practice, listening and active change.

We will enact the kinds of conversations and “we-space” described in A New Republic of the Heart, and more, to uplift ourselves, consciousness and relationships as we work together to do tangible service for and with others.

We intend to enact a pattern that is not leader-centric: “everyone knows they belong — and yet we all arrive the way a novice arrives at a monastery, with “beginner’s mind”, willing and humble, knowing we are coming together to experiment beyond all our usual ways of being human” says Terry.

Accordingly, a singular leader or teacher cannot dominate. If that occurs the old paradigm will just get re-enacted. That’s why we are a collective. We continue to welcome, and need, co-leaders, partners. We all must approach this project in that spirit. This is its DNA.

We know that all our work, individual and collective, must reflect our highest shared wisdom, so practice continues and will necessarily go on forever. That is a shared clarity at the root of this work and its healthy culture.

Dive Deeper

Explore these webpages, the State of Emergence podcast, our stories and resources.

Come Together and Unify

Convene Gatherings

We will bring us together – face-to-face by convening gatherings – local, regional, national, global. These support the emergence of new healthy patterns of human culture.

Energize a Political Movement

that’s building internationally, by acting locally and networking broadly

These movements are already spontaneously coming into being internationally, by acting locally and networking broadly. In the USA, as a 501(c)3 non profit organisation, we do not seek to engage or influence US or international electoral politics, but, we are part of a larger revolutionary phenomenon. We hope to engender and support social and cultural transformation not just through ideas but through practical advances, some scientific and technological. But understanding the necessity of politics as one dimension of holistic (whole-system) change, political organizations such as a think tank, publication, and/or PAC might be among those incubated and nurtured by our ‘outer work’.


What we call A New Republic of the Heart is deepening our friendships, uplifting communities of practice and connecting our efforts to all healthy initiatives.

Movement of Movements

A revolution of awakening is already well underway. In countless communities of practice:

  • human beings are becoming self-aware,
  • facing their shadow,
  • healing their trauma,
  • waking up,
  • coming to know a higher or divine principle, accessing higher states and stages of consciousness,
  • gaining new kinds of self-understanding and becoming capable of new orders of friendship, cooperation, and intimacy.
  • and becoming aware of their higher purpose in our time

A social revolution is underway.

Tens of thousands of practical projects are helping people and communities, bringing sanity and integrity to our institutions and politics, and catalyzing revolutions in child rearing, education, food & agriculture, health, science, technology, the arts, business, finance, culture and society.

Although wildly diverse, they all express some aspects of a new stage of human maturity. How powerful would be the synergies if all these efforts became coherent? The NRTH intends to form a “Movement of Movements” forging the social relationships across allied organizations to lever up our collective efforts.

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Listen to Our Podcast

Listen to conversations that matter between Terry Patten and thought leaders addressing our collective meta-crisis.

Management Team

The Management Team listens to its communities and workers and provides guidance and oversight of the efforts undertaken by the New Republic of the Heart.

Terry Patten

Terry Patten


Masen Ewald

Masen Ewald

Executive Director

Siobhan McClory

Siobhan McClory

Community & Courses

Angela Murphy

Angela Murphy

Marketing & Media

Brad Brown

Brad Brown

Project Management

Kristin Nauth

Kristin Nauth

Research & Analysis

Paul Caswell

Paul Caswell


David Chasteen

David Chasteen

Information Architect

Official Advisors

Emanual Kuntzelman

Emanual Kuntzelman


Monica Sharma

Monica Sharma


Rick Hanson

Rick Hanson


Bryony Schwan

Bryony Schwan

co-founded the Biomimicry Institute and Women’s Voices of the Earth. She also serves on the board of Greenpeace USA. Bryony specifically advises our development and growth.

Gibrán Rivera

Gibrán Rivera


Diane Musho Hamilton

Diane Musho Hamilton


Initial Partners

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Global Purpose Movement

Events & online courses empowering social entrepreneurs to find purpose & take action.

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Unity Earth

Network of organizations collaborating on global campaigns & events.

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Evolving Wisdom

E-learning & online community for spiritual & transformative education.

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Evolutionary Leaders

A coalition of leaders initiated by The Chopra Foundation & Source of Synergy Foundation.

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Integral Without Borders

Training change agents in holistic project design for effective social transformation.

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Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom

Publishing new discoveries & resources in neurology, psychology & mindfulness.

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