How Do I Access eSolstice?
1. How do I access morning sadhana?
Morning Sadhana is accessible on each "Access Day__" page. Under "Schedule" in the menu, drop down to Access Day 1 (or 2 or 3) and go to that page. Underneath "Morning Session", you will see a box for "Live Sadhana" and one for "Global Meditation". You will click on the arrow in the Live Sadhana box, and a pdf will pop up with a unique Zoom link for that morning's sadhana event. Click on the appropriate Zoom link, and your Zoom will pop up (you can also call in for phone access). That's how you can participate in sadhana! If you are early, be patient...our moderators are on the job and will open the session promptly.
2. How to I get into the Zoom links?
Just click the arrow on the box that represents the event or breakout session you would like to participate in.
3. Do I need to have Zoom?
Yes. You will need to have a Zoom account (FREE!) to join our Zoom rooms. You can access via phone, or download the Zoom program onto your computer or phone apps.
Learn more about Zoom here.
4. Do I need to donate to participate?
No, you don't. Our event is entirely free, but donations are encouraged and greatly appreciated. Your donations allow us to continue to host events like this, but you do not need to donate to get access. You can donate here.
5. I haven't gotten any emails, what do I do?
First, check your spam folder. We are sending emails at prior to the start of each day's event, giving you full access to the day's program. That said, you don't NEED the emails to access anything. If you're reading this on our website, all the access you need is here! Just head to the Day's "Access" pages to get your links. If you continue to have difficulty receiving 3HO emails, email firstname.lastname@example.org for help.
6. Are the Zoom links all the same?
NOPE! That's why its important to make sure you click on the arrows for each individual event. We have so many offerings, it would be impossible to use the same access link.
7. What time zone is the schedule in and how can I find out what time events are for me?
The schedule on our site is all set to MT, Mountain Time, New Mexico, just as if we were gathered in Guru Ram Das Puri. You can get a conversion to your local time zone here.
8. Where can I get info on morning sadhana/global meditation/mantras/Kundalini Yoga/ recipes?
Great question! We've put together some really great resources for you! Head to the "Resources" page to download information about how to do morning sadhana and chant the mantras, basic Kundalini Yoga information like how to do Breathe of Fire, Solstice recipes (we miss that Potato Soup, too!), information about Ganpati Kriya (our Global Meditation), and more. Click here.
9. Where do the donations go?
The eSolstice Summit is being offered free to our community or by donation.
With the help of our community and your donations, we will be able to continue offering inspirational Kundalini practices, rich online content and resources, and build our connections around the world: such as 3HO Luminaries and our vision of a world-class Kundalini Yoga retreat center at Ram Das Puri.
10% of all donations received will go towards supporting Y.O.G.A. for Youth - a non-profit dedicated to empowering youth and families in underserved communities through the principles and practice of yoga. Since its inception in 1998, Y.O.G.A. for Youth has served over 20,000 young people in Los Angeles county alone. And they have served youth throughout the US, Canada, Mexico and parts of Europe and China. They are dedicated to creating opportunities for youth to practice yoga and relaxation in schools, community facilities, hospitals and detention centers.
10. Are you going to record the zoom groups/sadhanas/concerts/lunches?
Some of them, yes.
We are not recording the support groups, to keep information private. We are also not sharing recordings that include children.
However, we ARE recording educational breakouts and informational sessions, sadhanas, lunches, and concerts.
We will make these available on this site AFTER the event, as soon as we are able.
You will be able to find the information on this page about how to access them (we will update these FAQ with instructions!) as soon as possible. We will also send out an email to the registration list with information about recordings.
11. How can I get the Powerpoint slides used in my Breakout group?
Some teachers (not all!) are using slides for their breakout session classes. Where available, we are adding them to the Files tab in our private eSolstice Facebook group ASAP. You can access them here.
If we are able to host them on the website as well, we will let you know by changing these instructions here on the FAQ page and share another way to access.
Please remember, just like Summer Solstice in person, we're a small team working around the clock to make this all happen in real time for you! We do hear your requests, and we will get everything done as soon as we are able.
We hope you enjoy eSolstice!