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
Revealing Unity in the World's Religions with ...
Paul John Roach talks world religions with Philip Goldberg
61 min
Explore Vedic Wisdom and Roar Like a Goddess w...
Acharya Shunya is the first female head of a spiritual lineage that goes back 2,000 years in India.
62 min
Mindfully Meeting a World in Crisis with Oren J...
Oren Jay Sofer holds a degree in comparative religion from Columbia University and now teaches Buddhist meditation, mindfulness, and communication internationally.
63 min
A Nuanced Discussion of Spirituality, Religion ...
Swami Medhananda is a monk of the Ramakrishna Order and a distinguished academic, currently serving as Senior Research Fellow in philosophy at the Vedanta Society of Southern California
65 min
Diving Into Kashmir Shaivism, Shaktipat, India...
Swami Brahmananda Saraswati, originally David Nowe of Pittsburgh, met Swami Muktananda and received Shaktipat initiation from him in 1975.
61 min
Mysticism, Social Change, and African-American...
Dr. Alton B. Pollard III is a scholar, author, consultant, and public speaker on the subject of African American and U.S. religion and culture
65 min
Spiritual Imagination and Engaged Contemplation...
Adam Bucko is an Episcopal priest, a teacher of contemplative spirituality, and an interfaith activist.
59 min
Confluence and Constructive Development with K...
Kimberley Theresa Lafferty is a teacher-practitioner who specializes in what she calls Constructive Developmental Psychology as well as Indo-Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism.
62 min
The Hard and The Soft of Yoga with Beryl Bender
Beryl Bender has been teaching yoga and meditation since 1971
66 min
Heartfulness and Spiritual Anatomy with Daaji ...
Daaji, aka Kamlesh D. Patel, is the fourth and current spiritual guide of the Heartfulness Institute
59 min
Walking on Water in Compassion with Rev. Ann He...
Ann Helmke is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and serves as the faith liaison for the city of San Antonio, Texas.
62 min
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