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American Veda

America The Mystical: Oh Beautiful For Spacious Minds

Philip Goldberg | Posted 09.01.2011 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

The fastest growing category of American religion, particularly among young adults, is "spiritual but not religious." That the land of the free gave birth to such a designation makes perfect sense.

Karmic Relief For A Post-Hell World

Philip Goldberg | Posted 07.17.2011 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

Anecdotal evidence suggests that karma has become a ubiquitous shorthand for reap-what-you-sow justice. The term crops up increasingly in song lyrics, sitcoms, news and casual conversation.

The Dharmic American Community Answers Obama's Interfaith Challenge

Anju Bhargava | Posted 06.01.2011 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

As new Americans, while we are transplanting traditions and creating a new identity, we are blending "best practices" pulled from East and West. We have much to strengthen America.

Colbert: Try Hinduism For Lent

Philip Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

On Ash Wednesday, you announced that you were giving up Catholicism for Lent and would try out other religions during the season. May I suggest Hinduism?

Making Space For Sane Spirituality

Philip Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

This diverse, unorganized mish-mash of open-minded seekers tends to approach spirituality in a reasonable, rational and pragmatic manner, and it's the fastest-growing religious category in America: spiritual but not religious.