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Death, the Door, Here in America.

Tweet DEATH, THE DOOR The smell of death wafts upon the winds of the world. Death is at the heart of the world’s wounds. We can go our merry way, smartphones and superbowls, the stock market gyrating up and down, our eyes glued to our fluctuating fortunes, black Fridays bodies pushing and shoving into the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Traveling to a New America – Life & Death & Happiness in Walnut Creek, Ca.

Tweet Walnut Creek, California. A prosperous, upscale community where you would expect to find at least the average amount of that illusive quality called happiness. What is happiness anyway?  Ask a thousand people, and you might get a thousand different answers. Money in the bank.  A good job.  A wonderful girl friend or boy friend, [...]

Who Are You When You Die?

Tweet What happens after we die?  There are many, many answers. I put together a short list of answers that came to my mind.  What do you think? _____________ James Hilgendorf is a filmmaker, speaker, and the author of ten non-fiction books, including “The Buddha and the Dream of America”. To arrange speaking engagements, contact [...]

Life & Death: A Buddhist Perspective/Speaker Series by James Hilgendorf

Tweet Life and death, from a Buddhist perspective, is the subject of a speaker series being presented by author James Hilgendorf. Hilgendorf is a filmmaker and the author of ten non-fiction books.  He has also been practicing Buddhism for over forty years with the Soka Gakkai International, the largest Buddhist lay organization in the world [...]

Death In America

Tweet At the heart of the American Dream is the problem of Death. I met a woman yesterday, and we had a long talk.  She is about twenty-five, and to first meet her, you would think everything is all right with her.  She has a good job, she is young, nice-looking, quick to smile. But [...]

America – 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 [...]

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 [...]

What’s It All About?

Tweet The days pass by; triumphs and deceits, loss and gain, people, friends, a thousand, thousand faces of strangers passing by us on the streets; memories of childhood, of innocence; and volcanic eruptions, war, devastation, hungry children in the streets, money lost or won; the common, daily gestures; mothers and fathers and brothers and sisters; [...]