Spirit Matters

Never before has the spiritual landscape been as diverse and abundant as it is today. The opportunities for learning and growth are enormous, and spiritual counselor, author, meditation teacher, and speaker Philip Goldberg will help you make sense of it all and apply it to your life. Here you’ll meet teachers, scholars, and other experts from a broad range of traditions (and some from no tradition). Some of our guests are well known; others should be well known. They all have wisdom and practical guidance to impart. The aim is to help you expand and deepen your spiritual practices and speed your progress on your chosen path.

Religion & Spirituality
Living and Almost Dying on the Zen Path with Yo...
Yoshin David Radin is the abbot and founder of the Ithaca Zen Center in upstate New York and he also taught regularly at the Rinzai-ji Zen Center in Los Angeles.
62 min
The Spiritual Value of Anxiety with Psychologis...
Dr. David. H. Rosmarin is a board-certified clinical psychologist, a peer-reviewed scholar, a professor at Harvard Medical School, and the director of the Spiritual and Mental Health Program at McLean Hospital. A leading expert and recognized innovator in the treatment of anxiety.
57 min
Godtalk in Conversation with Neale Donald Walsch
Philip talks with Neale Donald Walsch the author of the hugely popular Conversations with God series, seven of which were on the New York Times bestseller list
63 min
The Music, Laughter, and Wisdom of Sufism with...
Imam Jamal Rahman is the co-founder of the Interfaith Sanctuary in Seattle.
60 min
Lessons from Yogananda's Autobiography of a Yo...
Author Rizlan Virk shares his most recent book Wisdom of a Yogi: Lessons for Modern Seekers from Autobiography of a Yogi, referring to the iconic memoir by Paramahansa Yogananda.
63 min
Finding Enlightenment in Movies and Literature...
Dean Sluyter is a public speaker, meditation teacher, leader of workshops and retreats, and the author of several critically acclaimed books
63 min
Discovering Self with Kimberly Braun
Kimberly Braun spent ten years as a nun in a Carmelite monastic order and then moved on to pursue a multidimensional spiritual path.
56 min
Prosocial Spirituality and Contemplative Life ...
Kate Sheehan Roach and Jeff Genung are providing services to help all spiritual explorers find what works best for them.
65 min
Transcending Boundaries and Beliefs with Rober...
Philip Goldberg talks with professor of religion Robert Foreman
67 min
The Awe-Inspiring Spirituality of Science with...
J.D. Stillwater is a public speaker, author, and science educator who finds spiritual insight and inspiration in the empirical, evidence-based discoveries of hard science.
60 min
Living Language and Transcendent Dreaming with...
Christina Donnell has worn many hats over the course of a remarkably interesting life.
62 min
Humanity's Team and A New Universal Dream with...
Steve Farrell was a hugely successful Silicon Valley entrepreneur before transforming his life and devoting his time and energy to service.
58 min
Uncovering the Dynamics of Cults and Mind Contr...
Steven Hassan is an expert on cults, mind control, and "undue influence," and his Freedom of Mind Resource Center is dedicated to empowering spiritual students to protect themselves
58 min
On the Mystical Path of Healing with James Finley
Phil talks with psychologist, contemplative teacher, and renowned author, James Finley
63 min
Kundalini - What It Is and What It Is Not - Wi...
We've all heard of Kundalini. However, misconceptions about it are commonplace. In this episode we get it all straight by speaking with Joan Shivarpita Harrigan
60 min
Discovering Rudolf Steiner and Sophia with Sig...
In the first half of this episode, we explore the life and teachings of the Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner, the founder of Anthroposophy and the Waldorf Schools
60 min
Investigating Abuse and Finding Solutions to I...
Karen Tate is an Interfaith Minister, a public speaker, a podcaster, a social justice activist, and an author.
63 min
Lessons from Ralph Waldo Emerson with Mark Mat...
Mark Matousek is an award-winning author, teacher, and speaker whose work focuses on transformative writing for personal, professional, and spiritual development.
62 min
Meeting the Shadow on the Spiritual Path with C...
Connie Zweig, Ph.D., is a retired psychotherapist, a prolific author, and a practitioner and teacher of meditation for more than 50 years.
60 min
A Deep Dive Into Wholeness with Robert Atkinson
Author, Educator, and Developmental Psychologist Robert Atkinson, joins us to talk about his timely new book, A New Story of Wholeness: An Experiential Guide for Connecting the Human Family.
59 min
Tracing the History and Impact of Yoga with Er...
Yoga teacher and teacher trainer Eric Shaw discusses his book, Sacred Thread, A Comprehensive Yoga Timeline: 2000 Dates That Shaped Yoga History.
60 min
Gratitude Revealed-Interview with Director Loui...
MindBodySpirit.fm podcast hosts have a candid conversation with the director of Gratitude Revealed, Louie Schwartzberg
48 min
Waking Down in Mutuality with Saniel and Linda...
Saniel Bonder and Linda Groves-Bonder work together as spiritual teachers through the Human Sun Institute, the organization they co-founded.
61 min
The Art of Magical Surrender with Kute Blackson
Kute Blackson, author of the inspiring new book, The Magic of Surrender, describes how surrender, properly understood and applied, can lead to freedom, strength, and spiritual riches
60 min
Learning From the Mystics and From the Pain of...
Exploring deep and powerful spiritual lessons from the Christian mystics with Mirabai Starr.
59 min