Remaking the Borders of Spirit: Rethinking, re-imagining and revising how we view religions

In an age of pluralism and independent spiritual exploration, the old broad categories no longer suffice. The boxes on survey forms and the chapter titles in comparative religion books—Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, etc.—are simplistic and misleading. They obscure the vast diversity within each tradition, and they conceal more than they reveal about individual spiritual attitudes and approaches. In this presentation, Philip offers different categories and new ways to frame our conversations around what we call “religion.”

Philip Goldberg has been studying the world’s spiritual traditions for more than 50 years, as a practitioner, teacher, and writer. A meditation teacher, spiritual counselor, and ordained Interfaith Minister, he has lectured and conducted workshops in a variety of venues in North America and India.