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Facilitator Resources

If you have questions or need to update any of your information, please contact:

Anne Marie Pfeiffer, Assistant Director of Programs, at programs@copperbeechinstitute.org
Jenn Frontiero, Director of Programs, at jennifer@copperbeechinstitute.org

or call 860.760.9750

Please Note that this page is still under construction. =)

Table of Contents

 

Daily MeditationS - Updated 2/27/2024

Announcements
Facilitator Zoom Login Information & Whatsapp Group Link
Schedule
Facilitator Contact Information
Morning & Afternoon Meditation Step-by-Step Instructions
Steps to Finding Coverage

BIPOC MeditationS - Updated 3/26/2024

Announcements
Facilitator Zoom Information
Schedule
Facilitator Contact Information
Monthly Meditation Step-by-Step Instructions

Basic Zoom How-Tos

Disable/Enable Waiting Room
Muting/Unmuting a Specific Participant
How to enable Virtual Background for Zoom Rooms
How to Enable and Configure Original Sound for Musicians

Daily Meditations

Announcements

Tuesday and Friday 7:30 AM sessions are not currently being covered. We are actively seeking presenters and will provide updates.

 

WhatsApp Group Link

https://chat.whatsapp.com/K6ZWdXzEkRH2hYzGkzS6D7

 

Facilitator Zoom LoginS

User: info@copperbeechinstitute.org
Password: CBIadmin18

 

Schedule

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Facilitator Contact Information

Name/EMAIL

 

Andrea Cashman

anditejas@live.com 
 

Angela Silva Mendes

angela@upanji.com  
 

Cynthia Vascak

cynthiaamie52@gmail.com   
 

Eddie Langford

edwardglangfordjr@gmail.com   
 

Farah Millwala

farahshaikhali@gmail.com    
 

Jenna Fenstermacher

jenna.fenstermacher@gmail.com
 

Jennifer Simon

simon_js@yahoo.com 

 
Kathy Simpson  

simsoka1219@gmail.com 


Kim Pita 

peaceofpita@gmail.com 


L. LeDonne  

Loriledonne@gmail.com


Maria Claudia Camacho

mclaudiacamacho@gmail.com  

 
Marianela Medrano

palabracenter@gmail.com

Morning & Afternoon MeditationS

Morning Meditation

Monday-Friday at 7:30-8:00 AM EST Time (US)
Silent, Unguided Practice
 

*Note: At this time, there are no practices offered on Tuesday or Thursday mornings.

Afternoon Meditation

Tuesday-Friday at 12:30-1:00 PM EST Time (US)
Guided Practice
 

*Note: At this time, there are no practices offered on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday afternoons.

Step-by-Step Instructions

1. Sign into Zoom a few minutes prior to your session:

User: info@copperbeechinstitute.org

Password: CBIadmin18

2. Under Upcoming Meetings, scroll to the last recurring meeting which is labeled Live Online Meditation.

3. Hoer over Live Online Meditation and click Start.

*Please Note: If Zoom automatically logs you out while you are signed in, simply log back in.

4. Enable close captions - On the bottom toolbar in Zoom, click Show Captions.

5. “Rename” your name to say Name - Facilitator

6. Welcome participants and introduce yourself.

7. Begin practice.

Morning Meditation - The meditation is silent. We welcome and encourage you to share a very brief reading, poem, quote, excerpt, or other offering at the beginning and/or at the end. However, please make sure your shares are under 5 minutes so folks still have

20 minutes of silent practice.

 

Afternoon Meditation - This is a guided meditation, offering loving-kindness in the last 5 minutes.

Nearing the end, invite participants to share wishes for loving-kindness in the chat-box.

Stay after a few minutes, if you can, to be with folks who need a listening ear or have questions.

 

Steps to Finding Coverage

Facilitators are asked to seek coverage for their sessions, and with as much advanced notice as possible. If you are intending on ending your volunteer term, please provide us with as much advanced notice as possible (or at least 2 weeks notice), so we have time to find coverage and communicate it to the community.

  1. Ask your Support Buddy.

  2. Ask other potential subs listed on the schedule under your session.

  3. Reach out to the WhatsApp Group.

  4. Reach out to Anne Marie for coverage:
    Email: programs@copperbeechinstitute.org
    Whatsapp: 860.338.0147

Monthly BIPOC Meditations

Website Link to Learn More

 

Facilitator Zoom Logins

User: grants@copperbeechinstitute.org
Password: CBIadmin18

Schedule

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Facilitator Contact Information

Name/EMAIL

 

Brian Thompson

engage@copperbeechinstitute.org


Jessica Alejandro

4wholehearthealing@gmail.com


Kai Belton

kaijuannabelton@gmail.com


Marianela Medrano

palabracenter@gmail.com

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. To begin your meditation session, you will log in to one of our CBI Zoom accounts using the following details:
    User: grants@copperbeechinstitute.org
    Password: CBIadmin18

  2. Under Upcoming Meetings, go to the recurring meeting which is labeled BIPOC Meditation Group (It is located at the bottom of the first page).

  3. Hover over BIPOC Meditation Group and click Start.
    Note: If Zoom automatically logs you out while you are signed in, simply log back in.

  4. Enable close captions - On the bottom toolbar in Zoom, click Show Captions.

  5. “Rename” your name to say Name - Facilitator

  6. Welcome participants and introduce yourself.

  7. [Opening Script Here]

  8. Begin the practice which is part guided and part silent meditation.

  9. [Closing Script Here]

  10. Stay after a few minutes, if you can, to be with folks who need a listening ear or have questions.

 

Basic Zoom How-Tos

Click Here to Access Further Information About How to Use Zoom and Its Various Features

 

Disable/Enable Waiting Room

  1. On the bottom toolbar, click Security.

  2. On the Security toolbar, Enable Waiting Room should be listed.
    If you want to enable the waiting room, click Enable Waiting Room and there should be a check next to it.
    If you want disable the waiting room, click Enable Waiting Room so it removes the check and deactivates this feature. An automatic message should appear that says, "You have disabled the Waiting Room" in the middle of your screen.

For further information, please visit this link.

 

Muting/Unmuting a Specific Participant

1. Click Participants located in the meeting controls.

2. Hover over a participant and click one of these options:

 

Ask to Unmute: Display a prompt for the participant that asks them to unmute. The participant can click Unmute in the prompt to unmute.

Unmute: Instantly unmute the participant without display a prompt.

Note: This option is only available if you enable pre-approved consent to be unmuted and the participant provided consent.

 

Mute: Mute the participant.

 

For further information, please visit this link.

How to enable Virtual Background for Zoom Rooms

1. In the navigation menu, click Room Management, then Zoom Rooms.

2. Click Account Settings.

3. Click the Account Profile tab.

4. Under Setup, click the Virtual Background with Greenscreen toggle to enable it.

5. If a verification dialog displays, click Enable or Disable to verify the change.

6. (Optional) To prevent all users in your account from changing this setting, click the lock icon , and then click Lock to confirm the setting.

7. Click Upload Background to add more background choices to the default library.

8. An Add Content pop-up window will appear.

9. Click Choose Files to choose files to upload from your computer.

 

Here is the link to access the 14 Days of Love image:

You can also drag and drop images or videos in the pop-up window.

Click Add items.

For further information, please visit this link.

How to Enable and Configure Original Sound for Musicians

  1. Click Settings.

  2. Click the Audio tab.

  3. Under the Audio Profile section, select Original sound for musicians.

  4. Additional audio options are displayed below.

  5. Select the audio options you wish to use:

    High-fidelity music mode: This disables echo cancellation & post-processing, while raising audio codec quality to 48Khz, 96Kbps mono/192kbps stereo. Professional audio interface, microphone, and headphones required.

  6. Echo cancellation: Prevents the creation of echoes between mic and speakers. Disable only recommended when using headphones to isolate audio or when playing instruments.

    Stereo audio: Encodes mic audio in stereo. Requires a stereo-capable microphone or audio interface.

  7. Once enabled in Settings, this can be toggled on and off during live meetings as needed.

For further information, please visit this link.

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