Philip Goldberg

Philip Goldberg has been studying India’s spiritual traditions for about fifty years, as a practitioner, teacher and an author. He is the author or coauthor of more than twenty books, including Roadsigns on the Spiritual Path(2006); 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; and his latest, The Life of Yogananda: The Story of the Yogi Who Became the First Modern Guru (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, leads American Veda Tours to India, and blogs regularly on Spirituality & Health and Elephant Journal. His websites are and He serves as secretary of the founding Board of Directors of The Interfaith Observer (TIO).