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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 [...]

Waking Up To Who You Really Are – Talk by James Hilgendorf, Santa Barbara, Ca. Wednesday, 1-11-2017

Tweet James Hilgendorf, author of “Life & Death: A Buddhist Perspective”, will be speaking on Wednesday, January 11th, at Unity of Santa Barbara, sponsored by the Santa Barbara, California chapter of the International Association for Near Death Experiences. Many people who have gone through near-death experiences, talk of crossing a bridge or river, or going [...]

Trump, Putin, Christianity & Tolstoy

Tweet Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin have come together in mutual admiration for one another. Both have their own treacherous, hidden agendas; but their modus operandi are similar – an amalgamation of personal power through rallying the populace to a vision of past glories. In Donald Trump’s case, it is a call to “make America [...]

Christianity, Atomic Bombs, & A New Religion

Tweet “Maybe we need a new religion.” This was the comment of a ten-year old boy after reading the newspapers and watching television and witnessing the continuing bloodshed taking place all over the Middle East. Why is this world awash in blood, while Christians, Muslims & Jews – the followers of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism [...]

A Challenge to Atheists, Humanists & Believers Alike

Tweet The battle between science and religion – between, on the one hand, the worldview of atheists, humanists, agnostics and others who see this universe as devoid of any God, and entrenched believers on the other hand, whether Christian, Jew, or Muslim – seems only to be growing more strident as time goes by. Actually, [...]

Putin, the Russian Church, & Tolstoy

Tweet So now the Russian Orthodox Church has come out openly in alliance with and support for Vladimir Putin and the Russian government in its crusade against ISIS. It is an alliance that has shown itself throughout much of Russian history, and one that was repeatedly condemned by one of the greatest of Russian writers [...]

Daisaku Ikeda – Unknown Nobel Peace Prize Nominee

Tweet Just before the most recent Nobel Peace Prize was announced, CNN ran a piece listing ten people as possible leading nominees.  One of these people was Daisaku Ikeda. I imagine many readers, upon seeing his face and name, would have reacted with a puzzled look of non-recognition.  Who is this man? Daisaku Ikeda is [...]

Speaker Series: Life & Death: A Buddhist Perspective

Tweet “Life & Death: A Buddhist Perspective” is one of the speaker series talks now being given to different groups around the country by author James Hilgendorf.  The talks are based upon one of the author’s books of the same name – “Life & Death: A Buddhist Perspective”. The book grew out of a program [...]

Night Has Descended Upon Russia

Tweet Boris Nemtsov is dead, murdered by Vladimir Putin. Oh, yes, Putin did it all right.  Everything he has instituted since being in office has been geared towards Nemtsov’s death.  The death of a sane Russia.  The institution of madness.  The incorporation of fear. Putin is scripting from Adolph Hitler’s book, Mein Kampf.  Murder and [...]

Chingiz Aitmatov/Daisaku Ikeda – Dialogue of Giants

Tweet Chingiz Aitmatov, the great Russian and Kyrgyz writer, is not that well known in the Western world, although he was one of the greatest writers in the Russian and Kyrgyz languages in the latter half of the twentieth century.  He was also the ambassador for Kyrgyzstan to the European Union, NATA, and UNESCO.  He [...]