Important Details for PZI Fall Sesshin

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PZI Fall Sesshin Welcome and Important details – everything you need to know during retreat – schedule, etiquette, altar etc.

OPENING NIGHT SCHEDULE (Oct 1st) – NOTE: All times are PDT

4-6:30 PM PDT – Opening rituals, dharma talk & meditation

6:30-7:30 – BREAK (west coast dinner)

7:30 – 9PM – Open Sit with Head of Practice

 

FRIDAY & SATURDAY SCHEDULE 

3 – 5 AM – Open Sit with Head of Practice

5 – 6AM – BREAK (east coast breakfast)

6 – 7:30 AM – Morning tea, welcome rituals, meditation

7:30 – 9AM – BREAK (west coast breakfast)

9 – 11 AM – Meditation and morning dharma talk

11 – 12:30 PM – BREAK

12:30 – 3:30PM – Meditation and interviews with teachers

3:30 – 4:30PM – BREAK (east coast dinner)

4:30 – 6:30PM – Meditation and evening dharma talk, closing rituals

6:30 – 7:30PM – BREAK (west coast dinner)

7:30 – 9 PM – Open Sit with Head of Practice 

 

SUNDAY SCHEDULE (OCT 4TH)

3 – 5 AM – Open Sit with Head of Practice

5 – 6AM – BREAK (east coast breakfast)

6 – 7:30 AM – Morning tea, welcome rituals, meditation

7:30 – 9AM – BREAK (west coast breakfast)

9 – 11 AM – Meditation and morning dharma talk

11 – 12:30 PM – BREAK

12:30 – 3:30PM – Meditation and interviews with teachers

3:30 – 4:30PM – BREAK (east coast dinner)

4:30 – 6:30PM – Meditation and evening dharma talk, closing rituals

 

TEACHERS

John Tarrant

David Weinstein

Allison Atwill

Jon Joseph

David Parks

Sarah Bender

Michelle Riddle

Tess Beasley

 

LEADERS

Chris Gaffney – Morning Head of Practice

Jan Brogan – Evening Head of Practice

Amaryllis Fletcher – Cantor

Jordan McConnell and Michael Wilding – Supporting Musicians

Eleanor Silberman – Participant & Tech Support

 

ENSURING YOUR NAME APPEARS ON ZOOM SESSIONS

Some devices default to cool names like “iPad 2” or long strings of random
letters. To ensure your name appears for the leaders and community to see:

  • Click on the “Participants” button
  • Hover your mouse over your name in the “Participants” list on the right
    side of the Zoom window.
  • Click “Rename.”

For visual instructions, visit here:

https://teaching.nmc.edu/knowledgebase/changing-your-name-in-a-zoommeeting/

 

CAMERA & SCREEN ETIQUETTE

– Keep in mind, when your camera is “ON,” everyone in the temple can
see you … raiding your refrigerator, making a snack!

– If you need to move yourself or your device around, consider turning off your camera during
those times to preserve the
stillness of the space.

– Turn off any “alerts” you may have programed for your device (news,
email, text, etc.). Consider your screen nothing more than a portal to the online temple.

 

WHAT YOU SEE / MANAGING YOUR VIEW

– Our Heads of Practice will be maintaining altars during the retreat to
help anchor us together and provide us some beauty.

– You can choose between keeping a single screen view of the Head of
Practice or speaking Teacher (Speaker View) OR keeping a view of all
participants (Gallery View). In the upper right-hand corner of your Zoom
window, you can switch between these views.

– If you would like to ensure the Head of Practice or Teacher is always on
your screen, you can “pin” their screen as your primary view by going to
the upper right-hand corner of their screen and using the drop-down
menu to “pin” their view.

– If you prefer not seeing yourself on screen, you can “Hide Self Image”.  To make yourself invisible to yourself (others will still see you), visit the drop down menu in the upper-right corner of your own image.  At the bottom you’ll find, “Hide Self Image”.  Click on that and voila!  To reappear go to the top of you zoom screen and click on “show self-image”.

 

USING THE CHAT FUNCTION

– While Zoom does have a chat function that allows you to communicate
via chat with individual participants or “Everyone,” please minimize its
use to preserve the silence, just as you would during any other retreat.

 

MUTING & UNMUTING

– You will be muted upon entry and not able to unmute yourself.

– If you raise your hand during a dharma talk (see below), a co-host will
mute-unmute you to ensure your participation.

– Don’t panic. If you don’t get the hang of the “raise hand” function, we’ll
have people raising their hands the good ole’ fashioned way, too.

 

HOW TO RAISE YOUR HAND DURING A DHARMA TALK

During a meeting, click on the icon labeled “Participants” at the bottom center of your PC or Mac screen.
At the bottom of the window on the right side of the screen, click the button labeled “Raise Hand.”
Your digital hand is now raised.