Each week we offer 3 meditation practice sessions: Sunday 9am, Tuesday 10:30am, and Wednesday 7pm. On Fridays join us for Happy Hour starting at 4pm. We’re on Atlantic time.
Members and friends of MBMC should receive weekly invitations to each of these events. If you did not and you wish to attend, please email us.
Sunday morning 9am
The session is 3 hours long, alternating sitting and (optional) walking. You may join or leave the session at any time. Please leave your microphone muted unless you have something critically important to say!
Our session leader will lead the morning chants. We encourage you to chant along, but once again please be sure your microphone is muted! A group chant in Zoom is an absolute cacophony.
Tuesday morning 10:30am
Our genial host Armand will lead this half-hour sitting session. Tune in for his insightful pre-meditation sermon, and stick around for some social time afterwards.
Wednesday evening 7pm
This will be a half-hour sitting session, led (generally) by long-time sangha member Andrew MacNab from his dwelling in BC.
Friday afternoon 4pm
Thank God It’s Friday! Between 4 – 5:30pm join your friends from MBMC for a convivial BYOB self-serve meet up. There is no agenda: come as you are and see how everyone is getting on.
- Most of the Zoom bombing incidents arise because invitations to Zoom meetings were made public – published on web pages or otherwise widely distributed. MBMC does NOT do this, and we ask all of you not to share the invitations we send out!
- MBMC meetings are set up with shared file and shared screen access disabled. This eliminates any easy ways for a malefactor to gain unintended access to your personal information. You can avoid almost all such concerns if you run Zoom on a computer (or tablet or phone) which has no highly personal information stored on it.
- Many concerns about Zoom are only relevant when highly confidential information is being shared in a meeting. That does not apply to the stuff we do.
- We do not record meditation sessions, so there is no prospect of anyone finding such a recording on the Internet.
Unless you’re discussing state or corporate secrets, or disclosing personal health information to a patient, Zoom should be fine to use. Just require that meeting participants sign in with a password.