Exactly what the doctor ordered! An extra assignment! I though I’d be relieved or facing some e-course withdrawal but nothing happened when the assignments stopped from coming. Because they didn’t, the assignment of the day is FEEDBACK. What do I think? Do I even still think? But of course!
First, I think Roshi is awesome. Hooray for fearlessly experimenting and starting something new while building on a tradition of teaching. It is truly modern dharma. What is modern dharma anyway, just dharma now then it’s just dharma! Thank you. Overall the course was a way to bring focus on every day’s reality and extract the essence of some facets of reality. As they say “Time is nature’s way of making sure that everything doesn’t happen at once” (Anonymous) the assignments were a way to make sure everything didn’t happen at once too. The assignments allowed to push the record button and review the dailies frame by frame!
Second, during the e-course i never felt I was doing something separate. The assignments integrated seamlessly into whatever reality was at that time. This made the assignments often feel relevant to what was going on in the phenomenal world or absolute world at the time but that’s no coincidence or synchronicity, it’s probably because they were well thought out. Thank you for the skilfull meaning!