I had an interesting (to me, anyway) idea regarding this whole 'internet sangha's aren't real' thing that's come up.
I know that our Rakusus already have a certain design....but I wonder if maybe we should incorporate a tile into them.
This would be a symbol and a reminder while we practice that our practice truly is, in one sense, as useless as polishing a tile to create a diamond. It could be a useful teaching.
Also, it'd be a sort of insider joke about how we're 'not a real sangha' (not a real diamond, only a tile that no amount of polishing can turn into a real diamond).
Just throwing it out there to see if it sticks. We've sort of both broken a tradition and advanced a tradition already simply by existing - what's one more small 'advance'?