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Spirit Matters Podcast

Listen and subscribe to Spirit Matters, the free podcast hosted by Philip Goldberg and Dennis Raimondi. With over 100 great interviews focused on the cutting edge of spirituality and religion, Spirit Matters features interviews with spiritual teachers, scholars, scientists and authors. New interviews posted regularly. Tune in and learn from: Michael Bernard Beckwith, Barbara De Angelis, Jai Uttal, Mirabai Starr, Richard Rohr, Deepak Chopra, Lynne Twist, Ken Wilber, and many others.

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Bhagavad Gita e-course

Hinduism does not have one single holy book, but rather many. The Bhagavad Gita is paramount among them, containing the core precepts of Vedanta, Yoga and other schools of thought in the pluralistic Hindu tradition. Explore some of the most illuminating verses of the Gita on-demand.

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Featured Book

Roadsigns on the Spiritual Path is an indispensable book for anyone on a spiritual path, whether within a mainstream tradition or a journey of one’s own.
The book recognizes that everyone’s path is unique, filled with glory and bliss, as well as roadblocks, dead-ends and potholes.

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The dates and itinerary for our 2018 tour have been determined. The 3-week trip (September 15 – October 5) will take us to holy places, historic sites, major cities and bucolic landscapes, with spiritual practices, discourses, visits with gurus and swamis and other treats at every step. If it’s finally time to take your dreamed-of journey to sacred India, or make a return visit. Click here to learn more.

And register soon; we’ve already filled a number of slots. For inquiries and questions, send us an email.


The Spirit Matters podcast has over 100 great interviews in the archive. Tune in and learn from: Michael Bernard Beckwith, Barbara De Angelis, Jai Uttal, Mirabai Starr, Richard Rohr, Deepak Chopra, Lynne Twist, Ken Wilber, and many others.

Dharma: Don’t Leave Home Without It

Phil Goldberg joins Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brien on the Yoga Hour on Unity Online Radio. Listen Now

Public Appearances

I backed away from public speaking most of 2017 in order to focus on my book. Now I’m arranging events for the coming months, especially from April on, in connection with the book’s release. Some gigs have already been scheduled; others are in the works. I welcome invitations and suggestions. Here are some dates to note in your calendar or pass along to others.

  • February 3, Santa Monica. THE BEATLES’ YOGA at Mandala Center. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ monumental retreat in Rishikesh with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. I’ll be delivering a multimedia presentation about the lads’ spiritual journey, punctuated with live music by Joey Lugassy and a fabulous 7-piece band. Details will be announced soon. Tell your LA friends to come celebrate with us. For information and advance tickets.
  • April 11, Encinitas. I’ll be doing an all-day workshop on the Bhagavad Gita at Soul of Yoga. And that evening, I’ll be launching the book with a Tribute to Paramahansa Yogananda at the same site.
  • May 8, Mountain View. Lecture and book signing at East West Bookshop.
  • May 9, San Francisco. Lecture and book signing at Books Inc. Opera Plaza.
  • May 10, San Jose. Lecture and book signing at Center for Spiritual Enlightenment, in celebration of the birthday of Yogananda’s guru, Sri Yukteswar.
  • June 3-6, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Western Massachusetts. I’ll be co-leading a workshop with Dana Sawyer called “Mantra Meditation and Everyday Samadhi.” By popular demand, last summer’s workshop was enlarged by one day. For information and registration.

I’ll be in New York City and Boston before and/or after Kripalu. Presentations on the Yogananda biography are being planned. If you have suggestions about venues, let me know. I’ll also be in Chicago toward the end of June, and at Esalen on a weekend to be determined.

American Veda Documentary Project

Phil is working with award-winning filmmaker Lisa Leeman, co-producer and co-director of Awake, to create a documentary series based on American Veda. They have received three grants and hope to raise the additional funds needed to film key interviews. You can make a tax-deductible donation here.

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Complacency and Indifference Are Not Spiritual Options
In the aftermath of last month’s seismic election, I’ve absorbed a barrage of emails, Facebook posts, phone calls, and in-person conversations. From conservative friends, I’ve heard both gloating and assurances that a Trump presidency won’t be the nightmare I fear. From progressives, I’ve heard shock, disbelief, alarm, despair, rage, and resolute pledges of resistance. From my spiritually-oriented friends, I’ve received wise words about maintaining inner peace, caring for body and soul in the midst of turmoil, and striving toward unity and empathy for all.

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About Philip Goldberg

Philip’s spiritual quest has, in its most significant features, mirrored the journeys of thousands of seekers in the West. As a young man, he disdained religion as he then understood it, only to be just as disillusioned by secular versions of wisdom and fulfillment. By the late 1960’s, his dogged search for higher truth led to the mystical teachings of the East and, through them, to the esoteric branches of all traditions.

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American Veda

American Veda is a facinating look at India’s remarkable impact on Western culture. This eye-opening popular history shows how the ancient philosophy of Vedanta and the mind-body methods of Yoga have profoundly affected worldview of millions of Americans and radically altered the religious landscape.

Philip Goldberg paints a compelling picture of this remarkable East-to-West transmission, explaining how it accelerated through the decades and eventually moved from the counterculture into our laboratories, libraries, and living rooms. Rich in detail and expansive in scope, American Veda shows how we have come to accept and live by the central teaching of Vedic wisdom: Truth is one, the wise call it by many names.

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Phil was honored to give an interview to the Shift Network‘s Yoga Day Summit: From Ancient Roots to Modern Transformation.

This interview is part of the Yoga Day Summit, a free online event featuring yogis from around the world who offer wisdom and practices for the radiant transformation of all.

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