About Future Primitive

The futureprimitive.org/staging podcasts are intimate conversations that bring to light  the shift that is occurring at this moment in our way of life. We as human beings are experiencing the possibility of a renaissance of awareness taking shape as we dream it together. We invite dreamers and activists to articulate their vision of the future rooted in a respectful understanding of the past.

The name of our podcast was inspired by Dolores LaChapelle‘s book on D. H. Lawrence, “Future Primitive”.


“It is possible that the next Buddha will not take the form of an individual. The next Buddha may take the form of a community – a community practicing understanding and loving kindness, a community practicing mindful living. This may be the most important thing we can do for the survival of the earth.”

Thich Nhat Hanh, “The Next Buddha May Be a Sangha”


“Venerating the past in itself will not solve the world’s problems. We need to find the link between our traditions and our present experience of life.

Nowness or the magic of the present moment, is what joins the wisdom of the past with the present.

When human beings lose their connection to nature, to heaven, to earth, then they do not know how to nurture their environment. Human beings destroy their ecology at the same time as they destroy one another.

From that perspective, healing our society goes hand in hand with healing our personal, elemental connection with the world.”

Chogyam Trungpa, “The Sacred Path of the Warrior”