Any and all who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color) are welcome at this meeting. We are excited to to have you join our online sangha and foster the relationships that will lead us to deeper understanding and freedom. Please also join the RD BIPOC Facebook Group!
This is a safe space ONLY for people who racially identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color.
For the safety and protection of this group, we ask that you have your video on at the beginning of every meeting to verify your identity before being admitted into the virtual healing space. This is a safe space for people who racially identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color.
If for some reason you are unable to use the video, because you are at work or it doesn’t work, or for another reason, please let the facilitator or a co-host know through the chat feature. You will be placed in a waiting room while other participants are being screened and admitted. You will need to be able to find a place to use the video at least briefly before being admitted into the meeting. If you are someone who presents as white but feels that you belong in this space, you may be asked questions on how racism personally affects your life.
If there is no response when asked to turn on your video and/or audio and no response through the chat, you will be respectively removed from this meeting. We are creating a safe space where people can share their recovery authentically and confidentially.
If you do NOT identify as a part of our BIPOC community and are an ally, the best way that you can support us is by leaving the meeting now and honouring our sacred space. If you are someone who presents as white but feels that you belong in this space, please acknowledge this when it comes time for introductions so that we can welcome you as someone who personally experiences racism in your daily life.
If you are calling in, we ask that you unmute and introduce yourself during the introduction part of the meeting.
To protect the safety of our group, we will not admit latecomers who arrive 15 minutes past the start of the meeting. We encourage you to arrive early to allow time for verifying your identity.
If you have a Security or Safety concern at any time during the meeting, please use the Chat feature to alert the facilitator or a co-host.
This meeting uses the Zoom videoconferencing videoconferencing software which supports both internet and telephone.
To join using a laptop or smartphone, click the link above, which should open the Zoom app if you have it installed, or prompt you to download it if you don’t.
Zoom URL: https://zoom.us/j/9558918359?pwd=K3N6MGJUSTI4ekJCWTZpNnA5d1lsUT09
Joining by telephone
Meeting ID: 955 891 8359
To dial in by phone, call the appropriate number below and enter the Meeting ID and Password when prompted (you don’t need a “Participant ID”, so just push # to skip that part).
- +1 301 715 8592 US
- +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
- +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
- +44 330 088 5830 (UK)
- +61 8 7150 1149 (Australia)
- Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/adV1f60LTE
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- Open the Time Zone Converter »
- It will show PT and ET (the times in the table above)
- Enter your local timezone to find out the difference
- Update the date+time in ET or PT to match a meeting to confirm your local time
About Book Study Meetings
“Book Study” is the standard format for Recovery Dharma meetings, featuring a reading from the Recovery Dharma Book to inspire shares:
- Introductory readings about RD’s practices and principles
- 20 minute guided meditation
- Book reading on a specific topic
- Group sharing about that topic, the meditation, or our recovery
- Closing anouncements and dedication of merit
Virtual Parking Lot: As with all meetings, we stay online after the meeting for casual fellowship, to exchange contact information and to answer questions.
Please arrive early: Please join us 15 minutes before the meeting to ensure you have everything setup and to socialize before we start!
Please see the meeting format for a full script of what happens at this meeting!
Everything seen and heard in Recovery Dharma meetings is strictly private and confidential.
Name and contact info: Zoom should ask you for your name the first time you log in. Be careful to use the name you would like to be visible during the meeting. You may also change your name during the meeting using the meeting settings.
Audio and video: Attendees are able to share their webcam video and audio if they would like to, or disable one or both for privacy.