Kagyu Changchub Chuling

A center for the practice and study of Vajrayana Buddhism founded by His Eminence Kalu Rinpoche

KCC Moves to Zoom

Update:  After May 30, Zoom will require that your Zoom app to be updated to version 5.0. After May 30, all Zoom clients on older versions will receive a forced upgrade when trying to join meetings as GCM Encryption will be fully enabled across the Zoom platform.

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 kcc-livestream@kcc.org, 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 listserv@kcc.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 mmjmaier@comcast.net.

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 kcc-livestream@kcc.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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Please remain muted unless speaking so as to eliminate background noise heard by the activity leader and other participants.
  5. 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.

Zoom Security

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.