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