All Sangha members are automatically registered for private Sangha events, just show up! Please use a headset, or earbuds, to avoid feedback! 🙂
PLEASE NOTE: To ensure the best possible online meeting for everyone, as well as to ensure a good recording, it is requested that you use a headset or earbuds with a built-in microphone to reduce background noises when you are on an 'open mic' with Ananta. In addition, all cell phones, telephones, email, TV, and other potential distractions should be turned off during online events so that you can remain completely 'present' with Ananta and the group.
For your consideration: While not required, you may like to set up a free Zoom account for yourself as this will allow you to add a profile photo and your name that will automatically show on the Participant's List for Ananta when you enter the meeting room.
Test your audio and video connection in our Zoom Test Room: Below is our Zoom Test room to help you become familiar with the program and test your audio and video connection. Clicking on the link below will also allow you to download the Zoom App if you don't yet have it. This is NOT the Satsang meeting link and it may be used 24/7 to test your connection.
* Once you have finished testing your set up please click on the "End Meeting" button.
➤ TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS & LINKS
Troubleshooting Tips & Links
➤ To resolve most problems that can occur, quit all your programs and then turn your computer completely off for about 10 minutes before Satsang (this purges your RAM). Before turning your computer back on, plug in your headset or earbuds. Once you turn your computer on, leave all programs off and click on the Zoom meeting link. Once you are into the Zoom meeting room, quit your web browser which would have opened to connect you to Zoom.
➤ If you are using WiFi to connect (an Ethernet cable connected to your modem gives the best connection) ensure no other device in the area is using your WiFi connection, including your smartphone as this will reduce your bandwidth and possibly freeze your connection or disconnect you from the meeting room if it drops too low.
➤If your Internet connection is not working you can also join the Zoom meeting room by regular telephone using the meeting ID provided on the Sangha Members' What's New page. Use this link to get the appropriate telephone number for your area:
You are responsible for any long distance or other charges your telephone provider may charge but there is no charge to joining a meeting in this way.
➤If your Internet connection is good for other programs, but your video conferencing signal is not good, then you may be having your bandwidth restricted by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) using what is known as 'traffic shaping' or 'throttling'. This is becoming a more common practice by some ISP's and means you are not getting the service you have paid for! You can test your Internet connection using this free test:
If your Internet bandwidth is being restricted over what you have paid for, you can contact your ISP and ask them to remove it as it is interfering with your video conferences, though this may require some insistence on your part.
How To Pin Someone's Screen (on a computer)?Note: You cannot 'pin' someone's video screen on an iPhone but you can on an iPad. To 'pin' a video screen on an iPad, at the bottom of the meeting screen you should see another person's video screen with a + in the top righthand corner. Once you click the + you should see more videos listed and all you have to do to pin a particular video is to double tap on the person's video that you would like to pin. To check that the video you have chosen is pinned correctly, look at the top left of the meeting screen and you should see the option to 'Switch to Active Speaker'. This means you are not in Active Speaker mode and have the person you want properly pinned to stay on your screen even if someone else is speaking.