1. My grasp of higher math ends with algebra (which isn’t even higher math), so I’m completely in the dark about how this is done or its implications, but hey–fractals that end up looking like Buddha! Buddhabrot Fractals.
3. I read about this meditation practice after Fukushima in 2011 (the person used it to help with her grief) and then forgot about it until recently, when I was overwhelmed with the sad and the bad in the world. I’m not someone who practices meditation regularly but I tried it and it was intense. But good. Tonglen meditation: Keeping those who suffer in our hearts.