Spiritual quest is often understood as a desire to reach God, or to attain spiritual enlightenment. It is a search that is often challenging, full of questions and uncertainties. In this episode of Global Spirit, writer and lecturer Phil Cousineau hosts comparative religion scholar Karen Armstrong and Professor of Buddhist studies Dr. Robert Thurman for a discussion of The Spiritual Quest as both a personal and religious phenomenon.
Drawing on personal experiences and the guests’ extensive knowledge of various religious traditions, this fascinating conversation illuminates the individual and universal dimensions of the spiritual quest. This episode asks questions that have intrigued humanity since the dawn of time such as: What is the meaning of life? What does it mean to take a spiritual journey? What would that journey look and feel like? And what is the role of a teacher?