«A New Republic of the Heart»
An evening with Terry Patten
On the one hand, a whole new culture is coming into being; on the other, human civilization seems to be unraveling. And all of us are creative participants in this chaotic process. Except we’re tending to feel small, marginalized, and overpowered by the system. We try to “dream a new dream” by choosing tenderness, love, creativity, entrepreneurship, and a culture of celebration. And yet underneath we’re also afraid.
How do you come to know your highest contribution? How do you reckon with your fear? How can your love really be more powerful than hate and anger? What is your part to play amidst flux and crisis? And how can we do this together as a growing community and movement?
Terry Patten’s new book, A New Republic of the Heart: An Ethos for Revolutionaries, shows us, step by step, how we can actually “be the change” we want to see in the world.
Join us for an experiential presentation that will introduce the disarming insights from the book and invite us to show up fully as conscious agents of social transformation.
TERRY PATTEN is a philosopher, activist, social entrepreneur, and author of A New Republic of the Heart: An Ethos for Revolutionaries. Over the last fifteen years he has devoted his efforts to the evolution of consciousness by facing, examining, and healing our global crisis through the marriage of spirit and activism. He co-wrote the book Integral Life Practice with Ken Wilber and a core team at the Integral Institute. Patten is the founder of the “Beyond Awakening” teleseminar series and Bay Area Integral. He also founded Tools For Exploration, a consciousness technologies company, and is involved in restorative redwood forestry and fossil-fuel alternatives. Patten holds degrees from the University of Michigan and John F. Kennedy University (MA in consciousness studies) and has taught at the University of Notre Dame, Columbia University, and San Francisco State University.