Philip Goldberg

Philip Goldberg has been studying India’s spiritual traditions for more than forty years, as a practitioner, teacher and an author. He is the author or coauthor of nineteen books, including Roadsigns on the Spiritual Path (2006) and his latest, American Veda: From Emerson and the Beatles to Yoga and Meditation, How Indian Spirituality Changed the West (2010), which was named one of the top ten religion books of the year by both the Huffington Post and the American Library Association’s Booklist. He is currently working on a biography of Paramahansa Yogananda to be published in 2018.

As a public speaker and workshop leader, he has given presentations at venues throughout the US. India and other locations, and has appeared in national media. An ordained Interfaith Minister and spiritual counselor, he is cohost of the popular podcast Spirit Matters and blogs regularly on Spirituality & Health and Huffington Post. His websites are and He serves as secretary of the founding Board of Directors of The Interfaith Observer (TIO).