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Buddhism & Taoism

American Veda – How Indian Spirituality Changed the West (Philip Goldberg)

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yoga beach woman doing pose at the ocean for zen health and peacJoin CJ as she interviews yoga scholar, Philip Goldberg.   Learn the history and connection between Eastern philosophy found in the Vedas and how it has permeated every aspect of our culture from music (Beatles), Christian Religions (New Thought, Christian Science, Agape), and literature (Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman).

 

The history of Yoga – How Yoga entered the West?

  • Segment 1: Sacred Ancient Roots: How have the roots laid out by yogis, swamis, etc. filtered through our society?  Listen to Segment 1
  • Segment 2:  East meets West:  How Indian Spiritual leaders from the East adapt their teachings too the Western world? Listen to Segment 2

YouTube Videos:

  • Segment 1:  Timeline: For the last 200 years Indian spirituality has been influencing our culture. Find out how?
  • Segment 2: Meditation – What is Meditation from an Eastern and Western perspective?  What light can the ancient texts (Vedas) shed on our Western perspective?
  • Segment 3: Yoga– What do Westerners think about Yoga?  How would an understanding of the ancient texts round out our understanding?
  • Segment 4: Behind the Scenes: Gabbing, laughing, and shooting the breeze behind the scenes

Philip Goldberg – Yoga teacher and author of American Veda

Philip Goldberg is a spiritual counselor, meditation teacher, and ordained Interfaith Minister.  The author or coauthor of 19 books, he lectures and leads workshops throughout the country.  A novelist and screenwriter as well, he lives in Los Angeles, where he founded Spiritual Wellness and Healing Associates (SWAHA). He is the Director of Outreach for SpiritualCitizens.net and blogs regularly on the Huffington Post and Intent.com

Resources:

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