The Class Obstacle
This episode looks at ways to help dissolve the conflict and struggles that arise from class difference
Twelve Gates Interview - Thomas Block, author of Shalom/Salaam
A rich exploration of the work, experiences, research and thought of Thomas Block, author of Shalom Salaam: A Story of Mystical Fraternity
Types of Knowledge and Intergenerational Relationships
This episode discusses how elder and younger people can work more harmoniously to improve society
Incrementalism, Familiarity, and the Fantastic
This episode introduces ways you can reliably increase your perception of spiritual reality, and increase your spiritual powers
From Invisible to Visible - Natural Manifestation
This episode looks at the invisible dimensions of bearing and having children, augmenting our natural and more common sense of the physical dimensions.
The Decline of Institutional Religion
This episode that reflects on the loss of two key elements needed for true and rigorous spiritual growth, that happens with the decline of institutional religion
The Cure for Things like 9/11
This episode describes structures of being human, and dimensions of our relationship with ourselves and the world that could provide paths toward diminishing vengeance, violence, and destruction
Who is beside you?
This episode looks at the different types of people who surround us, even in life and death situations
Get Out There First - Thoughts on How to Pray
This short episode takes up a single point of major significance for matters related to prayer and spiritual growth
Ideals for Muslim - Christian Relations: Twelve Gates Interview with Mr. Safi Kaskas
This interview with Safi Kaskas goes deeply into Christian - Muslim relations, with an especial focus on scripture, theology, and doctrine. The conversation is rich and constructive
Twelve Gates Interview with Dr. Craig Considine, Author of "The Humanity of Muhammad"
This is an outstanding interview with Dr. Craig Considine, author of "The Humanity of Muhammad: A Christian View."
Dr. Considine does serious research, and communicates clearly with the purpose to promote greater understanding among Christian and Muslim believers
Two Gifts of Conscience for Those Who Strive
This episode examines inner gifts that make it possible for us to become better people, and better able to realize the good we hope to achieve
Strangely, the Task that Lies before Us
This episode looks at the basic sub-demographics in world affairs, issues of conflict and purpose, and our own responsibility in it all
The Path to Peace: Transforming Pain into Love, an Interview with Dr. Drissa Kone
This dramatic interview is with a redeemed soul who has risen from imprisonment and torture to become an effective scholar and activist for forgiveness and workable paths to peace
Lessons for Today from The Truth and Reconciliation Commissions of Post-Apartheid South Africa: A Conversation with Professor Hanoch Ben Pazi
In this episode, Dr. Kaufmann speaks with Professor Hanoch Ben Pazi of Bar Ilan University who spent time in South Africa researching Post Apartheid, South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission. We can draw lessons from their conversation to better understand and navigate the race-related challenges we face today.
On Being Human
This episode examines what precisely distinguished being human from all other animals and sentient creatures
Love and Paradox
This episode looks at what makes love blossom, and weaves these things from "shoulds" to the natural flow of life.
Commitment and Perseverance
Thoughts on when and how to start big things, challenging projects. When it's scary to move ahead. How can we decide when to act?
On Race, Justice, and Violence in America. Thoughts from a Hindu Perspective, with Acharya Shrivatsa Goswami
America faces severe challenges from violent insurgents claiming to act in relation to race inequities in America, This conversation sheds light on the use of violence to pursue justice from a Hindu perspective the preeminent Hindu scholar, Acharya Shrivatsa Goswami.
We Cannot Solve Problems by Halves
This episode examines why problems remain despite remarkable advances in science.
A Life Of Goodness
This episode looks at questions like parental expectations, the professions we choose, and ultimately the preference for a meaningful life
Love, Death, the End of Selfishness
This podcast looks at the basis, and the tough questions for living a loving life
Creativity, Simplicity, Balance
This episode describes the path to attaining balance in life, balance through which we can discover divine light
Direction not Rules: The Close Walk of Spiritual Life
This episode challenges the unexamined assumption that self improvement succeeds by adhering to rules for life
The History and Future of Vrindavan: Interview with Acharya Shrivatsa Goswami
In this episode, Dr. Kaufmann interviews leading spiritual figure, Acharya Shrivatsa Goswami. They discuss Acharya's life, and the history and future of Vrindavan.
The New Anti-AntiSemitism: Interview with Professor Charles Selengut
Dr. Frank Kaufmann, Twelve Gates Foundation President, interviews Professor and author Charles Selengut on his article, “The New Anti-Semitism” published in The Jewish Standard. A challenging, even controversial topic. An engaging, important, and timely conversation
Geometry, Mind, and Identity
This episode examines the path to realizing a clear and constant identity and purpose
Peace and Lineage part 2
This continues the inquiry into our conflict within, the path and way out, and the unique place this achievement holds, even among many other blessed qualities
Peace and Lineage part 1
This is the first of a two part comment that examines war and peace, internal struggle, the path to resolution, and how and why resolution is possible.
Expertise and Sacrifice
What does it mean to be ready to die for what we believe in
Christ and Ego
This episode introduces a secret inherent in spiritual systems that inhibit the arising of ego
Love, Conflict, and Competition
What is the difference between conflict and competition? Does competitiveness lead to conflict?
The Liberation of Conscience
What would the conscience teach us were it not opposed?
Ambition and Love
This episode looks at the relationship between ambition and desire, and love
The Paradox of Self Value
Thoughts based on how appreciation can lead to self value
Attaining Our Desires
Our efforts to improve involve a three part relationship. Most people see improvement efforts as involving only two parts of ourselves
Equilibrium, Peace, and Tranquility
How to find peace among people set against you
The Degree to Which We Are Loved
A brief inquiry on knowing we are loved.
Reflections on Conscience
Do all people have a conscience? Why are some people able to do bad things?
Structure and Dynamics of Love
This episode looks into efforts to examine and explain the all important reality of love in more clear and specific ways.
Directions and Techniques for Reconciliation
A brief pair of thoughts about structures of conflict, and ways toward harmony.
Trouble in Jerusalem during Muslim and Jewish Holy Days
This post describes how better precautions could have prevented a dangerous clash that occurred at Masjid Al Aqua this morning.
Reflections on Psalms 85:10
I speak of paradoxical affirmations in a Biblical verse, thoughts on which could improve social relations in our current, tense, political environment