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Philip Goldberg

Author and ordained interfaith minister

Philip Goldberg

Author and ordained interfaith minister

Biography

Philip Goldberg is an author, public speaker, and ordained interfaith minister who has been studying India’s spiritual traditions for nearly 50 years, with a particular emphasis on Hinduism, Vedanta, and yoga.

Trained by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi as a Transcendental Meditation teacher in 1970, Philip helped establish Maharishi International University in the 1970s. He is a screenwriter and author or coauthor of 19 nonfiction books and one novel, and has penned numerous essays for magazines and websites.

Philip’s books include the award-winning American Veda: From Emerson and the Beatles to Yoga and Meditation. A popular lecturer and workshop leader, he has spoken and taught at universities, retreat centers, yoga festivals, and other venues throughout the United States, India, and elsewhere.

He is a member of the Writers Guild of America and the Authors Guild, and blogs regularly for the Huffington Post and Spirituality & Health, and is cohost of the Spirit Matters podcast.