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“Buddhism in America”

America & The World – A New Spiritual Civilization Being Born

Amid the fracturing of identities around the world, and the descent into political and social chaos here at home in America, a new world is being born. Seeds of a great new spiritual civilization are sprouting everywhere – in this place, in that place, in common circumstances, like the distant crowing of a cock before […]

The Continuing Civil War

The debate rages: Should we pull down every statue in sight connected to the South’s agenda in the Civil War?  Should we erase all memory of those who fought on the side of the cause of slavery? It is part and parcel of the cultural impasse, the division and anger, that still exists in our […]

Grace Lee Boggs

Just a little over a hundred years ago, in 1915, Grace Lee Boggs was born in Providence, Rhode Island.  She died only recently, in 2015, at age 100.  During those years, she and her husband James Boggs had an extraordinary career that impacted many lives, with prominent roles in the Civil Rights and Labor Movements. […]

The Withdrawal of Hope.

North Korea will soon be poised to send atomic bombs to the mainland United States. Our Congress is mulling, over and over, a Republican healthcare bill that would strip healthcare of tens of millions of our own citizens – all without the slightest regard for their welfare, and replace it with nothing, just bare greed. […]

The Buddha Is Coming To America

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 possible […]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – Nevada City, Ca.

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way Kimmy.  Nevada City, California. _____________________________ Kimmy, what’s Nevada City like for you? “Nevada City is like heaven on Earth.  There’s just so much movement, so much dance, so much play, this loving energy.  People are so joyful and sweet, and the nature is so beautiful, […]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – Modesto, Ca.

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way Josh.  Photographer.  Modesto, Ca. __________________________ Josh, what’s your take on America at this time? “I’d say there’s a lot of separation going on between the classes, and I think the one per-centers are definitely becoming the more prevalent, in the decision making of what’s happening […]

A New Myth For America

“A New Myth for America”, one of the most insightful and compelling of author James Hilgendorf’s books, has been re-issued in a slightly revised edition. The book is a collection of 82 short pieces, capturing a vision of America that hearkens back to the dream of America that was given voice by the poets and […]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – Alamo Square

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way Summer.  Alamo Square, San Francisco ____________________ Summer, what’s your take on America at this time? “I think it’s a really divided country. I feel like everything is at extremes right now.  You have this hurt and anxiety and fear coming out of what recently happened, […]

The Buddha, At Last

THE BUDDHA, AT LAST The history of humanity has not yet begun. Innumerable pages and volumes of stories from out of the past – individuals, cities, towns and lands – but not one true revelation of all people moving unified into a new dimension of being. This is our inescapable destiny. A great new spiritual […]