before a body scanner
, sitters will enter the 3-D Holographic Zen Hall
from wherever they are. Instantly, a high roofed room, Manjusri Bodhisattva
at its center, fills the senses and the 10 directions encircling them. Lifelike images of a hundred others who have sat that day (some hours earlier in distant time zones
) occupy projected Zafus all around, and the scent of incense perfumes the air. A young priest walks through the room straightening slippers made of photons, guiding newcomers to their places. Biosensors in the sitter’s clothing adjust posture with a touch lightly felt at the small of the back. A teacher in far Japan, as if a few feet away, offers a talk and responds immediately to questions. Rising from Zazen, all recite as one the Bodhisattva Vows
, prostrating toward Manjusri
now seen hovering midair as vast as a mountain. The identical scene appears in Holospaces
in every sitter’s home or private place, including for one fellow sitting zero gravity on the long voyage to Mars.