Dear Friends:

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.

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Upcoming Events

October 20, 2015

Spiritual Care Week – October 26-31

Dr. Stephen G. Post will be speaking about ” Who Benefits from Compassionate Care?” Events to be held at Stony Brook Medicine  

August 12, 2015

September 9, 2015 – Dr. Post to be Featured Speaker at Community West Foundation Annual Meeting

Dr. Post will be delivering the annual meeting address, “It’s Good 2 B Good,”  for the Community West Foundation of Cleveland on September 9th at 3 p.m. at the West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church in Rocky River, Ohio.


We are such partially-seeing creatures, barely glimpsing splinters of truth, savoring here and there tiny tastes of human love, and in moments of meditation perhaps getting a peek into the Divine Heart of Love – everything melting and moving, flowing, ever changing, ever eluding our grasp. So, hats off to you, Stephen, for helping us to better understand Sir John’s hopes for us to grasp Ultimate Reality.
– Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking

“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. This work is pioneering, inspiring and could change people’s lives.”
–George E. Vaillant, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Stephen Post has contributed more than anyone else to the dialogue concerning the scientific and health implications of altruistic and generous behavior. His leadership has spearheaded an exciting new area of research. The field has the strong potential to change people’s lives in a healthy way.”
–Gregory L. Fricchione, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Director of the Benson-Henry Mind-Body Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital

You are leading one of the most significant initiatives of this generation. The connection between research and application cannot be over-emphasized. Thank you!”
–Pastor Otis Moss, Jr., Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees, Morehouse College

At a time when some many young people are seeking meaning in their lives I can think of no more important subject to address and no more qualified individual to address it than Stephen G. Post.
-Stan Altman, Ph.D., Professor School of Public Affairs and former Dean & Interim President, Baruch College, CUNY