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The Buddha Is Coming To America

Tweet Who are we? We have come to a great juncture in human history. We are becoming who we were meant to be all along. The Buddha, the Awakened One. In the past several thousand of years, there were a few who awoke completely to their identity – signposts along the way of what was [...]

Below the Surface – Transforming the Self

Tweet How deep does the pain go? To change, to overcome, to transform ourselves – this is the great challenge. Stuck in patterns of life that have endured, not only from the day we were born, but from primordial times, and even beyond – ways of looking at the sun and moon, at others, at [...]

Dream Big

Tweet Dreams die, too. They can grow to an enchanting vividness, flowers in bloom, then in the next instant, go up in smoke. We awaken.  Harsh, harsh reality. What is required is a constant, unbending vision of the dream.  Let nothing derail our hopes. Our mind is a mirror of our universe.  Our very thoughts, [...]

Look Into the Mirror: America Reborn

Tweet Stars and galaxies beyond number and imagination. Look into the mirror.  Who is there?  It is ourselves. America is the promise of an unbounded self, reaching out to untold planets and moons and suns. America – and you and I – are something never before imagined. _______________ James Hilgendorf is a filmmaker, speaker, poet, [...]

Youth & Dreams – Free E-Book

Tweet Young people and their dreams. How to achieve them?  How to bring them into the light of day? It requires unswerving devotion, and the overcoming, step by step, of doubt and indecision.  It requires great effort. No one will do it for you.  It is your dream. The world is your mirror, yours to [...]

The Task of Creating Your Own Life

Tweet “Words of Wisdom” by Daisaku Ikeda. _____________ James Hilgendorf is a filmmaker, speaker, and the author of ten non-fiction books.

The Millennial Change Around The Corner

Tweet Life is change.  Moment by moment, we change. Yet the biggest change to happen in thousands and thousands of years is just around the corner. It is you and I.  It is a transformation of galactic dimensions.  It is where we come to realize who we really are. We are the gods we have [...]

“Handbook for Youth in a Muddied Age”, free ebook, ibooks, Barnes & Noble, Kobobooks

Tweet “Handbook for Youth in a Muddied Age”, one of ten inspiring books by author James Hilgendorf, is now available free as a digital ebook from iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Kobobooks, and Smashwords. The book is a handbook of encouragement and inspiration for young people in America and the world today.  It is a book [...]

Women’s Empowerment: Buddhism, Christianity, & Islam/Speaker Series

Tweet The empowerment of women is a topic of extreme importance as we move into a new global civilization.  How do our religions look at women?  This is the topic of one of the talks given in the speaker series of author James Hilgendorf. Any religion, philosophy, or mode of thinking that denigrates women, that [...]

Religion, Faith, and Self Empowerment

Tweet What is empowerment according to the major world religions? Religions do not often talk about self empowerment.  Rather they talk about faith and adherence to doctrine and dogma. But self empowerment should be at the very heart of any religious dialogue. How do we become the greatest human beings we are capable of becoming? [...]