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Our Quest is Framed Around the Following Questions

  1. Does the unselfish love of others contribute to the happiness, health and resilience of those who give it?  More / Video
  2. How does such love prevent illness and contribute to the art of healing?  More / Video
  3. How can parents and communities raise children who flourish in love for all humanity?  More / Video
  4. How can more people feel called to their work as a form of creative love?  More / Video
  5. 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
  6. Do physics and mathematics point to an “Ultimate Reality” or “Ground of Being” that underlies visible reality and the universe?  More / Video
  7. 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

Stephen G. Post on Why It’s Good to Be Good

Invite Dr. Post to Speak at Your Next Event

“I am pleased to see that the noted author Dr. Stephen Post is addressing themes such as consciousness and inter­connect­edness in his new book, God and Love on Rt. 80. It is my hope that this book will contribute to the flourishing of humanity.”
—The Dalai Lama

“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.

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Book: Dignity for Deeply Forgetful PeopleBook: Pure Unlimited Love

Institute News

My new book Dignity for Deeply Forgetful People: How Caregivers Can Meet the Challenges of Alzheimer’s Disease is now Amazon’s #1 New Release in Alzheimer’s.

I am very grateful for this wonderful review of my recent book, God and Love on Route 80: The Hidden Mystery of Human Connectedness, written by Charles Scribner, a distinguished classmate from St. Paul's School, heir of Scribner Books, and a lucid literary giant in his own right. He writes in Issue II 2019/20 of the SPS Alumni Horae as follows:

“I discovered Stephen Post’s amazing book (with lots on our years at SPS, including photos), and just wrote the following review for Amazon: For anyone who, like the Magi, dreams of the need to ‘return home by another route,’ this book offers a priceless roadmap to the ultimate life journey. I knew the author (aka ‘the boy’) when we were both boys at the same sainted school, but it took only a half century and a major reunion (my first in 40 years) to discover his recent book—a supreme synchronicity, QED. I don’t think I’ve ever, even after a career in publishing, read a more vivid and moving spiritual account with a message as practical as mystical. It is a treasure of pure gold bound in paper. And bound to last: the book that keeps on giving.

February 9, 2023  Night Dreams Talk Radio  Streaming audio event

March 9, 2022  Faith, Health and Wellness  Stony Brook University

May 27, 2021  The Lisbon Lecture: Does Altruism Make Seniors Healthier, Happier and Longer-Lived?  Address at the virtual European Conference on Religion, Spirtuality and Health

October 25, 2020  A Time for Humility  Mountain View, CA and online

Mar. 20, 2020  Let’s consider quality of life in dementia  Broadcast on Progressive Radio Network


Video: Global Oneness Summit 2022—How to Shift from Living to Conscious Living

Article: The Oakland Press—Best new year’s resolutions

Audio: Roel Resources—‘Give and Live Better’: The Remarkable Vision of Stephen G. Post

Video:—God and Love on Route 80 with Stephen G. Post

Audio: Coast to Coast AM—Ancient Wisdom in Medicine / AI & Transhumanism

Video: Spirit Matters Talk—Stephen G. Post 2

Video: KATU—Stephen G. Post: "Dignity for Deeply Forgetful People"

Article: Perspectives in Biology and Medicine—Joining Humanity and Science: Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics in Medical Education

Audio: The Intentional Clinician Podcast—Dignity for Deeply Forgetful People: Understanding Alzheimer’s from a Caregiver’s Perspective

Video: The International Society for Science and Religion—Love and Global Flourishing w/ Thomas J Oord and Matthew T Lee

Audio: White Shores with Theresa Cheung—Forget You Not with Professor Stephen G Post

Book: Dignity for Deeply Forgetful People: How Caregivers Can Meet the Challenges of Alzheimer’s Disease is Amazon’s #1 New Release in Alzheimer’s

Video: Positive Prime—It’s Good To Be Good

Audio: The Caring Generation—Signs Parents Need Memory Care

New Book: Stephen G. Post’s Dignity for Deeply Forgetful People: How Caregivers Can Meet the Challenges of Alzheimer’s Disease available for pre-order, releasing by early May

Article: NYU Langone Health—Recalled Experiences Surrounding Death: More Than Hallucinations?

Article: Healing Moments for Alzheimer’s—Meeting Alzheimer’s: Learning to Communicate and Connect

Video: MinddogTV—God and Love on Route 80 - Dr Stephen G Post

Audio: N2CreativeAging—A Conversation about Dignity for Deeply Forgetful People

Audio: TruthSeekah—SYNCHRONICITY Is REAL!—How LOVE Allows You To See Your DREAMS Manifested!!—Stephen G. Post

Article: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences—Guidelines and standards for the study of death and recalled experiences of death—a multidisciplinary consensus statement and proposed future directions

Audio: Everything Imaginable—Stephen G Post: Loneliness Kills and Unlimited Love Heals…

Article: Newsday—After omicron, what's next? Long Island doctors predict COVID-19’s path

Article: Oprah Daily—The Health Benefits of Gratitude

Audio: Your Life Your Wealth—Helping You Understand the Mental and Physical Benefits of Helping Others

Article: Stony Brook University News—Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics Practices the Art of Healing

Audiobook: Chirp—God and Love on Route 80

Video: Spirit Matters Talk—Stephen G. Post YouTube Interview & Discussion

Article: The Good Men Project—Unconditional Love – Is This the Key To Lasting Love?

Video: Scientific and Medical Network—One Mind and the Ultimate Reality of Pure Unlimited Love

Video: Good News Planet—What Does Peace Mean To Stephen G. Post?

Article: Fort Myers Florida Weekly—Generosity, giving promotes physical and mental health

Article: Thrive Global—Love All Means All: How to Live by the Golden Rule and Flourish

PDF: How You Can Help The Institute

Article: Thrive Global—A Time for Humility

Video: Face to Face With Sandie Sedgbeer—No BS Spiritual Book Club

Audio: Shrink Rap Radio—Philosopher Stephen G. Post on The Mystery of Human Connectedness

New Book: Stephen G. Post’s God and Love on Route 80: The Hidden Mystery of Human Connectedness available now

Article: Forbes—What To Do When A Parent’s Cognitive Decline Impairs Money Management

Video: Joanna Kaczorowska—How to Follow Your Dream and Live a Happy Life

Video: Buddha at the Gas Pump—546. Stephen G. Post

Audio: The Caring Generation—How to Talk to a Parent With Dementia

PDF: Time Magazine Special Edition: The Science of Good & Evil

Article: Humility and 12 Step Recovery

Article: Is Grandma Still There?

Free Excerpts: Is Ultimate Reality Unlimited Love?

Free E-Book: The Love That Does Justice

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In the Giving of Self Lies the Discovery of a Deeper Self

Dear Friends,

Do you recognize an immense need to understand the very heart of positive action?

Photo: Dr. Stephen G. Post

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

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Institute Books

Book: Measuring Well-BeingBook: Why Good Things Happen to Good PeopleBook: The Heart of ReligionBook: God and Love on Route 80Book: Altruism & HealthBook: The Love That Does Justice

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