Details about Online "Zoom" Gatherings

Introducing "Zoom."

Online gatherings with Gavin begin in September 2016. These gatherings are a further opportunity for us to be together throughout the year, even when Gavin is not on the island. Our online presence will include silence, meditation, monologue and interactive dialogue.

We will be using an on-line meeting program called  “Zoom.”

To register for a gathering please click on the calendar event below and follow the links. The registration process will include an invitation to make a donation to Gavin. You will  receive a registration confirmation email with a meeting ID. Each gathering has its own meeting ID.

Online gatherings are open to everyone, everywhere; money is never a reason not to participate. While Gavin’s teachings are always offered freely, he gratefully accepts donations to support his work and help cover his living expenses. The suggested donation for these gatherings is $15-$25.

If this is your first time using "Zoom."

Paste the following link into your internet browser: https://zoom.us/download It will take you to the Zoom program download site.

Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android. Apps are available for iPhone and Android. Some Linux operating systems do not support the Zoom program.

You will be invited to install the Zoom program on your computer.

It is free and safe to do so.

It may ask you to ‘join a meeting’ before prompting you to download the program. If it takes you directly to “The Online Gathering Room” you may not need to download the program at all

If you do Download, then open your “downloads” folder and select “Zoom installer” to install the program to your computer. Follow instructions.

Once you have downloaded the program, select “Join a meeting” and enter the Meeting ID (which is included in your online-gathering registration confirmation-email, sent to you a few days before the gathering).

The meeting window will open into the online gathering room.

IMPORTANT:

Upon entering the online gathering room, please immediately mute your microphone by clicking on the icon at the bottom left on your computer screen. When muted it will have a red line through it. When the gathering is interactive Gavin will let you know when to un-mute your microphone.

You may want to download the software in advance of the meeting.

If you have used "Zoom" before (Including information about "Zoom" telephone numbers).

Paste the link https://zoom.us/j/ into your browser. You will be directed to enter your name and Meeting ID (which is included in your online-gathering registration confirmation-email, sent to you a few days before the gathering).

IMPORTANT

Upon entering the online gathering room, please immediately mute your microphone by clicking on the icon at the bottom left on your computer screen. When muted it will have a red line through it. When the gathering is interactive Gavin will let you know when to un-mute your microphone.

Join by phone:

            +1 415 762 9988 (US Toll) or

            +1 646 568 7788 (US Toll)

You will be asked to enter your Meeting ID (which is included in your online-gathering registration confirmation-email, sent to you a few days before the gathering).

International numbers available:

             https://zoom.us/zoomconferencem=VFIRti97xp0zisHP0pjlYenK8oOYkZ2Q

Preparing for your "Zoom" meeting.

IMPORTANT

Upon entering the online gathering room, please immediately mute your microphone by clicking on the icon at the bottom left on your computer screen. When muted it will have a red line through it. When the gathering is interactive Gavin will let you know when to un-mute your microphone.

If you prefer to not be seen, click the video icon next to the mic icon and disable your camera.

For most computers, ensure your volume register is turned all the way up. The same applies to the volume on the zoom screen.  

If your internet connection is weak or variable  hook up directly to the router with an ethernet cable. This will give you the best possible signal.

Headphones tend to provide better sound. Should the sound get distorted, check to see if it is better without them.

Unfortunately we cannot help with individual technical issues during the  gathering. Every gathering is a sound environment we adapt to as well as possible. There are sometimes odd noises which cannot be prevented.

Thank you for your patience as we begin this community adventure! 

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