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Long before the Fab Four embraced the East, there were the Fab Three - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau and Walt Whitman. Philip Goldberg's American Veda: From Emerson and the Beatles to Yoga and Meditation - How Indian Spirituality Changed the West is an authoritative, engaging survey of why, starting with these great American thinkers, the flowers of Eastern practices have thrived in Western soil.
We'll be talking abou tthe influence of Swami Vivekananda and Paramahansa Yogananda and the unfolding of "new thought in old wine skins". Also, the "westernization of yoga" and the impact that Eastern spirituality has had on everyday life in America. Join us, as Richard and Phil engage in a lively discussion on the deep impact that Indian Spirituality has had on our Western world.
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