A New Biography of Yogananda: Amy Interviews Philip Goldberg about his Insightful New Book

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Dialogue with Philip Goldberg about his book The Life of Yogananda

  Amy speaks with Philip Goldberg about his illuminating new book The Life of Yogananda Philip Goldberg’s authoritative biography of Yogananda – the first ever – was published on April 24, 2018. The Los Angeles Times named Paramahansa Yogananda “the 20th century’s first superstar guru” and today, nearly a century after he arrived in the United States, he’s undisputedly still the … Read More

Don’t Leave G-d Out of It: Zalman Schachter’s Views on Sexuality

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Zalman Schachter Shalomi wide

 This interview with Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi explores his interpretation of views on sexuality and spirituality in Judaism.  Western tantra, Christian and Hindu celibacy, Tibetan sexual yoga, Buddhist monasticism . . . as we began discussing these vastly divergent approaches to sexuality in spiritual life, I wondered what Judaism had to say about the subject. Raised in a Reconstructionist synagogue with … Read More

Orchestrating Our Many Selves: interview with Jean Houston

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Jean Houston on the Fallacy of Self Mastery by Amy Edelstein “I would never use the word ‘mastery’! I thought I’d tell you that right away. . . . To me, it smacks of galloping chutzpah!” This was Dr. Jean Houston’s response at the very beginning of our interview, before I had even begun to explain what we meant by “self-mastery” and why … Read More