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Stephen Dinan is the author of Radical Spirit and the founder of the Radical Spirit community, as well as the Director of Membership and Marketing for the Institute of Noetic Sciences. He graduated from Stanford University with a degree in human biology and holds a master's in East-West psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Stephen directed and helped to create the Esalen Institute's Center for Theory & Research, a think tank for leading scholars, researchers, and teachers to explore human potential frontiers. Stephen has several books in process, including a companion volume to Radical Spirit entitled Radical Spirit in Action, a memoir set in India called In Kali's Garden, and a collection of poetry called Angelfire.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 27, 2010 Speak to the Soul of America, Mr. President
Since taking office, I've noticed a decided turn in the president's use of language, shifting from the more aspirational, unifying, and visionary language of the campaign to the more nuts-and-bolts language of policies and interests. I think that shift has been a mistake, for it undermines what I believe is his single most important role for the American people.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, May 3, 2009 A Time for Transpartisanship
Some jubilation is justified but we need to be careful not to neglect a still deeper need for our country -- to heal our fractious political process and move beyond partisan bickering.
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 14, 2008 The Answer: Wisdom in Washington
Democrats have drawn battle lines between two camps, which come down to two answers to the question, "What do we need most in Washington: change or experience?" The answer, which Democratic voters are speaking loud and clear, is that we need both. A spirit of change PLUS deep experience equals something more than either alone. Change + Experience = Wisdom.
(6 comments) SHARE Friday, October 27, 2006 Balancing Optimism and Realism
How can we both be optimistic and hopeful in engaging this election while also realistically dealing with voting fraud and disenfranchisement?
SHARE Friday, October 20, 2006 Creating a Wonder of the World
What if we were to build a sacred national monument to peace, liberty, and global justice, and build it for thousands of years to come, infusing it with our deepest reverence and our most heartfelt prayers.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, September 15, 2006 Lady Liberty
Lady Liberty represents the heart of the left and thus offers a better symbol for us than the flag.
SHARE Friday, September 8, 2006 The Republican Party Needs to Feel the Consequences
It's a moral obligation for all citizens of America to ensure that the Republican Party breaks the spiral of power intoxication, ethical decay, and arrogance that is leading it far away from the healthy expression of conservative values.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, September 1, 2006 Learning from Hezbollah
It is ultimately acts of generosity and support that win in people's hearts and minds. The United States and Israel have failed to implement this key truth in Iraq and Lebanon.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, August 25, 2006 Consecrating the Warrior
This article addresses one of the most vexing questions for those who want America to evolve to the next level, which is how to handle the warrior qualities that we've developed in our country.
SHARE Friday, August 18, 2006 Preparing for Leadership
America needs to prepare for coming crises with a new generation of leadership that can help transform the ways in which we are root cause of problems into becoming a solution
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, August 11, 2006 Loving the Enemy
Can we take on one of Jesus' most radical practices in today's climate of fear, protection, and polarization?
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, June 30, 2006 Towards a More Competitive Left
Today, my pendulum of analysis swings back to the left to look at what needs to happen for the liberal wing to evolve to the next level. I will focus on a single aspect of that evolution: competition.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, June 23, 2006 Creating a More Enlightened Right
Creating a more enlightened right is vital for the sake of political progress in America because it provides the complementary half to a more enlightened left.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, June 10, 2006 From a War on Terror to a World at Peace
What are the implications of focusing our national intention on a war on terror? Creating a world at peace would provide a more positive and unifying mission that can still include military activity.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, May 26, 2006 A Progressive Honoring Conservative Values
We need to find a place of resonance and respect that transcends party lines. This article explores how to honor our progressive loyalties while also respecting conservative values