網上活動守則

Guidelines For Online Events

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(English version available below)

我們很高興能透過Zoom這個網上平台來提供一次性及定期性的活動。我們希望能通過線上活動讓自己及更多人有機會修習,從而得益。參加者可能來自不同地域、文化背景及身份,如佛教僧人。為了尊重每個參加者及維護良好的修習環境,我們懇請所有參加者去遵守以下指引;

  • 使用實名
    請更改你登入時顯現名稱,使用實名。讓老師或主持人能以這個名字來稱呼你。

    如果你不想使用全名,你可以只是提供你的簡稱。在使用多於一種語言的活動中,請提供你的英文名字。

  • 打開鏡頭
    請打開你的鏡頭,讓我們可以見到對方,並為對方安住於當下。

    這會幫助營造一個讓其他參加者都覺得安全及舒適的環境,並營造出更強烈的團體氣氛。我們明白你有些時候可能需要關上鏡頭一段時間,如果是這個情況,這是可以的。否則我們邀請你嘗試一直開著你的鏡頭,並在活動途中盡可能以你的畫面參與活動。

    有時在定期的網上活動中,有些人會關掉鏡頭,過了一段時間後其他人也開始做同樣的事。後來,大部份參加者都關掉鏡頭了。對於需要與參加者互動的老師和主持人來說,這是令人困惑。而對其他願意積極參與的人來說,這也可以說是令人洩氣的事。

  • 盡量在一個安祥和安靜的環境中參加
    ​這對你及其他參加者的修習和在活動中的經驗來說是有益的。

  • 準時出席
    為了減少對大家的干擾及對主持及老師們的尊重,我們請你盡量準時,在理想的情況在活動前幾分鐘出席,並在心中謹記這樣做對自己及他人的利益。

    如果無法避免遲到(例如,因為工作或其他責任),請耐心等待主持讓你從等候室移到主課室,因為他們可能正在進行活動,或正在禪修

如果你想參加網上活動,但對這些指引有疑問,歡迎在活動前聯絡我們討論。或者你也可直接出席活動,然後以Zoom的聊天室功能與主持人聯繫。對於那些無法遵守指引的參加者,我們會視乎情況暫時邀請他們離開,並待他們更能跟隨指引時再次參加。​

我們提供這些指引是因為我們希望在zoom平台能更有效地舉辦活動,支持參加者及共修團體的活動。這些指引與其他親身參加的活動的指引十分類似。我們請所有參加者盡力去跟隨這些指引,並把這樣做不只視為對自己的經驗有正面影響,同時也會對其他人有正面影響 — 這是自利利他的核心。

We are pleased to offer regular as well as one-off events via the online Zoom platform. We seek to provide benefit through the events and practice for ourselves and one another, including fellow participants and Sangha members.  To this end, we ask that all participants follow these guidelines;

  • Update your screen name

    Please update your screen name so that it is something the host/teacher can refer to you as.

    If you prefer not to provide your full name, you can just use your forename(s). For mixed language events, please include your English (or phonetic) name.
     

  • Enable your camera
    Please turn on your camera so that we may see each other and be present with one another.

    This helps to foster an environment where fellow participants feel safe and comfortable with one another, fostering a greater sense of shared community.  We understand there are times when you might need to briefly turn off your camera for a period and if so this is ok. Otherwise we ask that you try to maintain your camera and be visually present as much as possible during the event.

    Whenever we have regular online events where some people turn their cameras off, over time others begin to do the same and before long, most people attend with their cameras turned off. This can be very disconcerting for any teacher or host trying to engage with the group, and very discouraging for participants who would otherwise be willing to actively participate in the event.
     

  • Attend from an environment that is as peaceful and quiet as possible
    This is beneficial both to your practice and experience of the session, as it is for other participants.

  • Attend on time
    In order to minimise disruption to one another and out of respect to the host and the teachers, we ask that you try your best to be on time, ideally a few minutes before the event commences, bearing in mind the benefits to all and oneself for doing so.

    If arriving late is unavoidable (e.g. due to work commitments or other responsibilities), please wait patiently for the host to admit you from the Waiting Room as they themselves may be in the middle of running the event or meditating.

If you'd like to attend an online event but are unsure about the guidelines, feel free to contact us before the event to discuss. Alternatively you can just attend anyway and then reach out to your host(s) using Zoom chat when you enter the meeting.  For anyone who attends but is unable to follow the guidelines, depending on the circumstances we may ask them to temporarily leave the event and to rejoin later when they are in a better position to follow the guidelines.

We offer these guidelines because we want to run events that support the Sangha and build the community in a way that's most effective within the online Zoom platform. The guidelines are very much in line with similar ones for in-person events. We ask all participants to make every effort to adhere to the guidelines and to consider that doing so will not only have a positive impact on one's own experience, but also on the other participants as well - this is at the heart of supporting one another and the Sangha.