Our Quest is Framed Around the Following Questions
- Does the unselfish love of others contribute to the happiness, health and resilience of those who give it? More / Video
- How does such love prevent illness and contribute to the art of healing? More / Video
- How can parents and communities raise children who flourish in love for all humanity? More / Video
- How can more people feel called to their work as a form of creative love? More / Video
- What do people mean when they self-report a spiritual experience of Unlimited Love, how common is this, and is this experience objectively associated with emotional healing and expanded benevolence? More / Video
- Do physics and mathematics point to an “Ultimate Reality” or “Ground of Being” that underlies visible reality and the universe? More / Video
- How can the major religions and spiritualities of the world come to abide in their various conceptualizations of Unlimited Love, and practice love for all humanity rather than merely for those who adhere to a particular set of beliefs? More / Video
Dr. Stephen Post’s Recent TED Talk
“I am a great admirer of Stephen Post’s work on the science of love, altruism, health, and longevity. This connection can touch us all.”
—George E. Vaillant, M.D.
“You are leading one of the most significant initiatives of this generation.”
—Pastor Otis Moss, Jr.
- August 2016 Dr. Post Among Primary Drafters of the United Nations Population Fund Document “Enhancing Human Flourishing Within the 2030 Development Agenda: The Spirituality of Global Transformation”
- Youth Essay Competition on the Principles of Religious Freedom, Tolerance, and Love for All Humanity
- Article: Humility and 12 Step Recovery
- Article: Is Grandma Still There?
- Free E-Book: The Love That Does Justice
- Latest Podcast: BetterWorldlians Radio—Young voices against hate
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Oct. 27–28, 2016 Spirituality in Education Conference
In the Giving of Self Lies the Discovery of a Deeper Self
Do you recognize an immense need to understand the very heart of positive action?
In June of 2001, I sat down with a lawyer in the old Caribou Coffee House on Coventry Road in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, to discuss founding an institute that would nurture new scientific research and spiritual-philosophical reflection on the topic of love. Not any kind of love, mind you. Not giddy romantic love or love of chocolate or designer shoes. But the kind of love in which the security, well-being and happiness of others feels as meaningful and real to us as our own. The Institute for Research on Unlimited Love, so named by our initial benefactor, Sir John Templeton, was incorporated as a non-profit 501(c)3 public charity several months later.
It is now recognized worldwide.
—Dr. Stephen G. Post