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WHAT: All KCC Activities now being Zoomed. For the time being, Vimeo will be used only to house our video archive.
WHEN: Program timing remains the same. The schedule for new weekly activities is listed below.
HOW: Instructions for using Zoom follow.
NEW: Weekday morning meditations, weekday afternoon Tea Time, and our monthly Sangha Meeting - via Zoom!
Details follow - please read on!
WHAT: All KCC Activities now being Zoomed*
Effective immediately, all programs will be broadcast exclusively via Zoom, a videoconferencing application.
- We will no longer use Vimeo to livestream KCC events and activities - for the time being.
- We will continue to use Vimeo as our archive for video-recorded sessions and events (including activities taking place via Zoom).
We will continue to send the Zoom meeting link through email@example.com, the same email currently used to send the Vimeo livestream link. If you are not on that email list and would like to join, please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*NOTE: Links will be sent to the kcc-livestream address for all regular activities except the Death & Dying Study Group. Participation in this study group is open to all, but the Zoom meetings are done by password-protected invitation email. Anyone interested in participating should contact Mike or Miriam Maier at email@example.com.
WHEN: Same time, except for new activities listed below!
The KCC schedule has not changed, although new activities begin this week; these are listed below.
Continue to use the event listing or calendar you are accustomed to using to keep abreast of KCC activities — the calendar, 2020 Program Schedule, front page event listings.
(HOW: Zooming instructions below)
Weekday Morning Meditations - Tuesday and Thursday
Beginning Aril 14 we will begin experimenting with Morning Group Meditations, with very brief instruction by Program Council members, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:00-7:45 am and 8:00-8:45 am. We will conduct a two-week trial of this program, and if there is interest, we will plan to continue.
Tea Time Zoom Gatherings - Wednesday and Friday
At 3:00pm on Wednesday and Friday, a Zoom Host will invite those on the firstname.lastname@example.org email list to gather to check in with each other and to address any problems using Zoom… to increase everyone’s comfort zone!
Third Sunday Sangha Meeting
From 11:15am-12:15pm we will hold our monthly sangha meeting via Zoom. This will be an open forum for you to ask questions, offer suggestions, and express concerns. A Program Council member and a Board member will be present to answer questions you may have about KCC.
HOW: Instructions for Zooming
Shortly before the meeting begins, the Zoom Host will send the link for connecting to the meeting. Click that link, then:
- If you've never used zoom before, the link will direct you to download a free app - this is quick and integrated with the app launching process.
- There are two important audio settings:
a) You must sign in for audio and video (those options pop up); and
b) If your computer is hooked up via bluetooth to an external speaker (ie, for listening to music) the bluetooth connection on your computer must be disabled.
- When you sign in, your microphone will be muted. You may temporarily unmute -
a) by holding down your spacebar; or
b) by placing your cursor over the bottom left-hand corner of the screen (or may be above the screen) and clicking on the microphone symbol.
- Please remain muted unless speaking so as to eliminate background noise heard by the activity leader and other participants.
- Feel free to share and unshare the video of your lovely face!
You may watch a one-minute video tutorial on joining a meeting by following this link.
We have researched this widely and feel confident that the steps we have taken to set up the Zoom meeting - in addition to the new updates zoom has instituted - are sufficient to prevent 'Zoombombing.' For your own protection, we recommend you update your Zoom App frequently; updates are not done automatically.