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Life and Death

An Absence of God

Tweet OUR MIND’S CHAOS I walk along the quiet streets, Alarm bells clanging Off in the distance, Way off, Red dust from bombed-out Hovels shimmering in the Incandescent light, Floating in from Iraq, Iran, North Africa, Syria, Swaths of civilization Wiped clean, leaving only An absence of God, A hole in the heart of Everything. [...]

Three Books That Can Change Your Life

Tweet Three books – “A New Myth for America”, “Life & Death: A Buddhist Perspective”, “Handbook for Youth in a Muddied Age” – three of ten books by James Hilgendorf – are books that can open up dramatic new perspectives on your life, and on the transformation that even now is beginning to reshape the [...]

The Multiverse & The Human Heart

Tweet The Multiverse is the term being thrown around these days by physicists and astrophysicists and philosophers and what have you – an answer to where the universe we live in has originated – a gigantic hub or spawner of universes like our own, infinite in number, which we cannot observe even with powerful telescopes [...]

Traveling to a New America – Santa Barbara, Ca. IANDS Talk

Tweet On the evening of January 11, James Hilgendorf presented a one-hour talk to about 100 attendees at Unity of Santa Barbara, presented by the Santa Barbara Chapter of IANDS, the International Association of Near Death Studies. The talk was titled “Waking Up To Who You Really Are”.  During the talk, he presented ideas from [...]

Buddhism in America Titles Available on Amazon.in India

Tweet The books of author James Hilgendorf, which include books on Buddhism and Buddhism in America, are now available in India on Amazon.in. Hilgendorf is the author of ten non-fiction books that are opening the way to a new vision of life, a new dream of America, and a new religion for the world. This [...]

America – The Land Where You Lived Forever

Tweet America is the land where Death has buried itself the deepest. Covered over from the very beginning of the Republic, buried away upon the darkened American prairies, no longer to be noticed or mentioned. There were voices, here and there, faint prophets in the wilderness, but they were drowned out by the sound of [...]

What Is Life & Death?

Tweet I’m reading a book on physics today – the most advanced theories of the origin of the universe, or time before the big bang, and arguments for the existence or non-existence of God, and how the universe we know will disappear in a trillion years, no one to see it, no one to know [...]

Traveling to a New America – Anger at the Root – Live or Die

Tweet One thing you see and hear in America these days is anger. Anger that people are not being heard or recognized or appreciated. This election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, with its unprecedented nastiness, is bringing many things to the surface that have been seething in our national psyche for decades. It is [...]

Hiroshima & Our Religions

Tweet Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”, was living on the campus of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, when she took up her pen and began writing the book that was instrumental in galvanizing public opinion on the slavery issue just prior to the Civil War. She wrote: “Up to this year, I [...]

Traveling to a New America – Sausalito, California

Tweet Sausalito, a picturesque artsy community just north across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco. Italian restaurants and art galleries abound.  Tourists, from nations around the world, step off the ferry to find excitement and amusement. Just off the main drag, I stopped to talk to a tall young man who was standing on [...]