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    In the Name of Freedom Paid Member

    The buddha body extends throughout all the great assemblies: It fills the cosmos, without end.Quiescent, without essence, it cannot be grasped;It appears just to save all beings.The Buddha, King of the Teaching, appears in the world Able to light the lamp of sublime truth which illumines the world; His state is boundless and inexhaustible: This is what Name of Freedom has realized. The Buddha is inconceivable, beyond discrimination,Comprehending forms everywhere as insubstantial.For the sake of the world he opens wide the path of purity: This is what Pure Eyes can see. The Buddha's wisdom is unbounded—No one in the world can measure it. It forever destroys beings' ignorance and confusion: More »
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    Fifty-Three Temples In and Around Seattle Paid Member

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    A Diamond-Cutter Like No Other Paid Member

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    A Resource Roundup for the Cybersangha Paid Member

    "There's nothing lonelier than a Buddhist in Alabama" is the kind of comment I hear from many Buddhists who live in outlying regions of North America where their sangha is small or nonexistent and information about Buddhist practice and philosophy is scarce. By tapping into computer networks, however, geographic isolation can be overcome. This rapidly expanding "cybersangha" provides support and community for Buddhists around the world. From your home, you can now send a message to anyone (who has a computer, a modem, and a telephone line) within seconds, and usually at the cost of a local phone call. More »
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    3-D Dharma Paid Member

    The graduate students and faculty in the program of computer graphics at Cornell University are slowly but surely developing the means to generate photographically real images of architectural spaces that don't exist. "We write software that can function the way a camera does," explains senior research staff member James Ferwerda. "Our aim is to show exactly how a building would look if it were built." More »
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    Comparative Illusions Paid Member

    Compassion and empathy are vital as strategies for achieving anything of value in the future; they also constitute of and in themselves the reason why the future is worthwhile. The question is, Can you ever do anything to influence someone's level of empathy and compassion? I'm really not sure. One of the interesting things about Buddhism is the notion that certain types of practice, which are on the face of them value neutral, can actually lead to the development of compassion. On a social level, it seems that media technologies, with their McLuhanesque properties, might very well be our collective "practice." More »