Virtual Sits

How to get the most out of our virtual gatherings:

We may be meeting virtually, but the sangha and community building are very real! We aim for interactive discussion and engagement, to bring all our voices into the space whether we are online or in person. 

A few tips and info on our virtual gatherings:

  • If you are running late, join us anyway! Just join with your mic muted, to avoid any interruption.
  • You do not have to use your video camera to participate, although we encourage it and love to see your beautiful queer face!
    • If you do opt to turn your video camera on, please be aware of any privacy issues in terms of what is visible in your background.
    • For the comfort of all participants, please keep your clothes on 😉
  • Plushies, leather wear, fursuits, etc. are all welcome!
  • Step up, step back: Please plan to participate actively. Our sangha is at its best when everyone brings their voice into the room! For some of us, this means mustering up the energy to share in the discussions. For others, this could mean keeping our initial comments short in order to leave time and space for everyone to participate; it’s important to be mindful of the space we take up.*
  • Practice Mindful Listening: Try to avoid planning what you’ll say as you listen to others. Be willing to be surprised, to learn something new. Listen with your whole self.*
  • EBMC recommends updating your zoom app to be sure it has the latest security updates and features.

* See EBMCs agreements for multicultural interactions.

Access

Accessibility is a priority for our sangha. Please refer to our accessibility page for details.