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You are the Center. Realize it.

The dream of America is more than the huddled masses coming to our shores. It is more than a flag waving in the wind. It is more than the opportunities to get a job or make money or start a business or freedom of religion or liberty bells. It is something deeper than heretofore imagined. […]

Mover of Sunbeams

James Hilgendorf is a writer, speaker, poet, and filmmaker. His books cover a wide range of subjects – religion, politics, economics, science, social issues, the future of America. A highly-acclaimed filmmaker, his travel films and documentaries have been seen around the world. He is a long-time member of the SGI, or Soka Gakkai International, the […]

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. […]

Traveling to a New America – Texas, January 2018

Traveling to a New America, the nationwide journey of hope and renewal, moves to Texas in January, 2018, to the cities of San Antonio, Austin, and Houston. Filmmaker, speaker and author James Hilgendorf will be giving talks to groups and holding discussions with people everywhere – in coffee shops, on the streets, in all three […]

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 […]

Below the Surface – Transforming the Self

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 ourselves; […]

Dream Big

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, our […]

Look Into the Mirror: America Reborn

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, and […]

The Task of Creating Your Own Life

“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

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 been […]