How to Join the Baba Family Meeting – updated 13 Nov 16

JOINING THE CHAT/MEETING THROUGH THE INTERNET

((email of 19 Nov 16 – vshr))

You can watch the webcast and/or join the text chatroom from anywhere in the world using the following links.

WEBCAST (like TV)

HYPERLINK “http://www.ustream.tv/channel/worldwide-baba-family-meeting”http://www.ustream.tv/channel/worldwide-baba-family-meeting

TEXT CHATROOM

HYPERLINK “http://www.babafamilymeeting.com/chat/index.php”http://www.babafamilymeeting.com/chat/index.php

SKYPE

meherabadworld.meeting

Please add this name to your Skype contacts list if you wish to be called. Also send your Skype account name to:

MeherabadWorld*at*gmail *dot* com

Our meeting opens at 5:00 p.m. with prayers and songs.

The guest speaker usually talks and takes questions from about 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 /7:00 p.m. After a break for refreshments, we have time for Skype interactions and news, stories, comments and questions from around the world.

MAILING LIST

Send email to MeherabadWorld *at* gmail *dot* com:

And put Subscribe, Unsubscribe or Change in the Subject line.

To protect our subscribers, all email from MeherabadWorld *at* gmail *dot* com will have Baba’s name in some form in the Subject Line.

If the email does not, PLEASE DELETE IMMEDIATELY.

TEXT TRANSCRIPTS

If you would like to be added to the transcript mailing list, please send an email to:

MeherabadWorld *at* gmail *dot* com

with Transcript Mailing List in the Subject Line.

COMMENTS/QUESTIONS

Email MeherabadWorld *at* gmail *dot* com

Details on how to log on to the Chatroom, Webcast, how join us on Skype and International Timings are below.

In Baba’s Love,

Worldwide Meher Baba Family
Chat/Meetingwallas

******

WEBCAST, TEXT & SKYPE INSTRUCTIONS FOR NEWCOMERS:

WEBCAST

We are now using a commercial streaming webcast service. Registration is required, and although there is a commercial at the beginning and a few commercials interspersed throughout, the broadcast stream audio and video quality is usually extremely high.

Note: we hope to upgrade soon to a commercial-free service.

To register, click on

HYPERLINK “http://www.ustream.tv/” \t “_blank”www.ustream.tv

Click on Log in/Sign Up on right top of screen.

On the right bottom of the screen will be the message, “If no account, sign up.” Select option:

“To sign in with email or user name.”

[DO NOT select the “Faster” option to sign in with Facebook. This seems to block the JaiBaba.com Chatroom, making it impossible to follow the text transcription.].

Once you are registered, for the Worldwide Baba Family channel, go to

HYPERLINK “http://www.ustream.tv/channel/worldwide-baba-family-meeting”http://www.ustream.tv/channel/worldwide-baba-family-meeting

TEXT CHATROOM

TO LOG ON, Click on:

HYPERLINK “http://www.babafamilymeeting.com/chat/index.php”http://www.babafamilymeeting.com/chat/index.php

Or, copy and paste URL into your browser

Follow the instructions on the Welcome to the Worldwide Baba Family Meeting from Meherabad home page:

1. Nickname: Type the name that you want to use in the chat room.

2. Text Color: Choose a color for your messages. The default is black.

3. [Join Chat]: Just click this button to enter the chat room!

4. Remember Settings: Check this to set a cookie which stores your nickname and Text Color for future log-ons.

5. Whenever you wish to post a message to the chat, type your message in the box, then press Enter (or click Update). Messages appear on the screen in reverse order.

NOTE: This chat is logged, and any rude behavior can result in the user being permanently banned from the chat room.

If you receive the error message:

“Alert! The URL that you used to access this chatroom may cause errors. Please log in again, using

HYPERLINK “http://www.babafamilymeeting.com/chat/index.php”http://www.babafamilymeeting.com/chat/index.php

your computer is probably set to reject cookies from this domain.

Check the Internet for:

“Setting [insert the name of your browser, Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Apple, etc. without these brackets] to accept cookies”

and follow the instructions you find

Click off Remember Settings and try logging back in.

SKYPE

You can join us via Skype at:

meherabadworld.meeting

Please add this address to your Skype contacts if you wish to join us in this way.

If you have not already done so, please send your Skype account name to

MeherabadWorld *at* gmail *dot* com

After you sign onto Skype, please wait for the Chat Team to call you.

PLEASE DO NOT CALL US.

It causes serious interruption during the Chat.

Once you logged onto Skype, we can see that you have signed in. But we do not know whether your computer has simply been turned on or if you actually seated in front of the computer and are ready for a Skype-Video-Call.

Therefore, please send us a Skype TEXT message to let us know that you are ready for a Skype call.

TO SEND A SKYPE TEXT MESSAGE:

In the main Skype screen, click on:

meherabad.meeting

You will see a little icon that reads:

SMS

Click on this SMS icon

Then type “I am [your name], and I am Skype-able.” (Please do not type anything else.)

Press ENTER (or Click the little blue Message icon at the right of the text window)

If you can’t send a Skype message, please send a message through the jaibaba.com text chat.

You do not have to do anything further until we call you.

DO NOT CLICK ON THE

VIDEO CALL

or

CALL MOBILE”

icons at the top of the screen.

WE WILL CALL YOU.

When you receive the TONES and FLASHING icon that indicates we are is calling you

When we do, click on the

VIDEO CALL

icon at the top of the screen

WAITING TIME: There may be a few moments while you are waiting for us to finish with someone else. During that time, the sound from the Chat Room will be muted. While you wait, you may see the host team on the Webcast and continue reading the text Chat

THE NEXT STEP IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT

When your Skype picture moves to the host team

IMMEDIATELY TURN OFF YOUR WEBCAST! (Otherwise there is audio interference)

You can now TALK & LISTEN to all of us in Zahra’s house!

After we hang up, you can resume watching the Webcast.

INTERNATIONAL TIMINGS

Note: Many countries have either gone oJOINING THE CHAT/MEETING THROUGH THE INTERNET

You can watch the webcast and/or join the text chatroom from anywhere in the world using the following links.

WEBCAST (like TV)

HYPERLINK “http://www.ustream.tv/channel/worldwide-baba-family-meeting”http://www.ustream.tv/channel/worldwide-baba-family-meeting

TEXT CHATROOM

HYPERLINK “http://www.babafamilymeeting.com/chat/index.php”http://www.babafamilymeeting.com/chat/index.php

SKYPE

meherabadworld.meeting

Please add this name to your Skype contacts list if you wish to be called. Also send your Skype account name to:

MeherabadWorld*at*gmail *dot* com

Our meeting opens at 5:00 p.m. with prayers and songs.

The guest speaker usually talks and takes questions from about 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 /7:00 p.m. After a break for refreshments, we have time for Skype interactions and news, stories, comments and questions from around the world.

MAILING LIST

Send email to MeherabadWorld *at* gmail *dot* com:

And put Subscribe, Unsubscribe or Change in the Subject line.

To protect our subscribers, all email from MeherabadWorld *at* gmail *dot* com will have Baba’s name in some form in the Subject Line.

If the email does not, PLEASE DELETE IMMEDIATELY.

TEXT TRANSCRIPTS

If you would like to be added to the transcript mailing list, please send an email to:

MeherabadWorld *at* gmail *dot* com

with Transcript Mailing List in the Subject Line.

COMMENTS/QUESTIONS

Email MeherabadWorld *at* gmail *dot* com

Details on how to log on to the Chatroom, Webcast, how join us on Skype and International Timings are below.

In Baba’s Love,

Worldwide Meher Baba Family
Chat/Meetingwallas

******

WEBCAST, TEXT & SKYPE INSTRUCTIONS FOR NEWCOMERS:

WEBCAST

We are now using a commercial streaming webcast service. Registration is required, and although there is a commercial at the beginning and a few commercials interspersed throughout, the broadcast stream audio and video quality is usually extremely high.

Note: we hope to upgrade soon to a commercial-free service.

To register, click on

HYPERLINK “http://www.ustream.tv/” \t “_blank”www.ustream.tv

Click on Log in/Sign Up on right top of screen.

On the right bottom of the screen will be the message, “If no account, sign up.” Select option:

“To sign in with email or user name.”

[DO NOT select the “Faster” option to sign in with Facebook. This seems to block the JaiBaba.com Chatroom, making it impossible to follow the text transcription.].

Once you are registered, for the Worldwide Baba Family channel, go to

HYPERLINK “http://www.ustream.tv/channel/worldwide-baba-family-meeting”http://www.ustream.tv/channel/worldwide-baba-family-meeting

TEXT CHATROOM

TO LOG ON, Click on:

HYPERLINK “http://www.babafamilymeeting.com/chat/index.php”http://www.babafamilymeeting.com/chat/index.php

Or, copy and paste URL into your browser

Follow the instructions on the Welcome to the Worldwide Baba Family Meeting from Meherabad home page:

1. Nickname: Type the name that you want to use in the chat room.

2. Text Color: Choose a color for your messages. The default is black.

3. [Join Chat]: Just click this button to enter the chat room!

4. Remember Settings: Check this to set a cookie which stores your nickname and Text Color for future log-ons.

5. Whenever you wish to post a message to the chat, type your message in the box, then press Enter (or click Update). Messages appear on the screen in reverse order.

NOTE: This chat is logged, and any rude behavior can result in the user being permanently banned from the chat room.

If you receive the error message:

“Alert! The URL that you used to access this chatroom may cause errors. Please log in again, using

HYPERLINK “http://www.babafamilymeeting.com/chat/index.php”http://www.babafamilymeeting.com/chat/index.php

your computer is probably set to reject cookies from this domain.

Check the Internet for:

“Setting [insert the name of your browser, Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Apple, etc. without these brackets] to accept cookies”

and follow the instructions you find

Click off Remember Settings and try logging back in.

SKYPE

You can join us via Skype at:

meherabadworld.meeting

Please add this address to your Skype contacts if you wish to join us in this way.

If you have not already done so, please send your Skype account name to

MeherabadWorld *at* gmail *dot* com

After you sign onto Skype, please wait for the Chat Team to call you.

PLEASE DO NOT CALL US.

It causes serious interruption during the Chat.

Once you logged onto Skype, we can see that you have signed in. But we do not know whether your computer has simply been turned on or if you actually seated in front of the computer and are ready for a Skype-Video-Call.

Therefore, please send us a Skype TEXT message to let us know that you are ready for a Skype call.

TO SEND A SKYPE TEXT MESSAGE:

In the main Skype screen, click on:

meherabad.meeting

You will see a little icon that reads:

SMS

Click on this SMS icon

Then type “I am [your name], and I am Skype-able.” (Please do not type anything else.)

Press ENTER (or Click the little blue Message icon at the right of the text window)

If you can’t send a Skype message, please send a message through the jaibaba.com text chat.

You do not have to do anything further until we call you.

DO NOT CLICK ON THE

VIDEO CALL

or

CALL MOBILE”

icons at the top of the screen.

WE WILL CALL YOU.

When you receive the TONES and FLASHING icon that indicates we are is calling you

When we do, click on the

VIDEO CALL

icon at the top of the screen

WAITING TIME: There may be a few moments while you are waiting for us to finish with someone else. During that time, the sound from the Chat Room will be muted. While you wait, you may see the host team on the Webcast and continue reading the text Chat

THE NEXT STEP IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT

When your Skype picture moves to the host team

IMMEDIATELY TURN OFF YOUR WEBCAST! (Otherwise there is audio interference)

You can now TALK & LISTEN to all of us in Zahra’s house!

After we hang up, you can resume watching the Webcast.

INTERNATIONAL TIMINGS

Note: Many countries have either gone on or gone off Daylight Savings (Summer) Time.

Honolulu: 1:30 a.m. – 4:30 a.m.
Anchorage: 2:30 a.m. – 5:30 a.m.
Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver: 3:30 a.m. – 6:30 a.m.
Calgary, Denver, Edmonton, Phoenix, Salt Lake City: 4:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
Chicago, Dallas, Guatemala City, Houston, Managua, Mexico City, Minneapolis, New Orleans, San Salvador, Tegucigalpa, Winnipeg: 5:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Atlanta, Bogota, Boston, Detroit, Havana, Indianapolis, Kingston, Lima, Miami, Montreal, Nassau, New York, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Toronto, Washington DC: 6:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Caracas, Halifax, La Paz, San Juan, Santo Domingo: 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
St. John’s: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Asuncion*, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Santiago*: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Brasilia*, Rio de Janeiro*, São Paulo*: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Accra, Casablanca, Dublin, Lisbon, London, Reykjavik: 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (14:30)
Algiers, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Belgrade, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Kinshasa, Lagos, Madrid, Oslo, Paris, Prague, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna, Warsaw, Zagreb, Zürich: 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (15:30)
Amman, Athens, Beirut, Bucharest, Cairo, Cape Town, Harare, Helsinki, Jerusalem, Johannesburg, Kyiv, Sofia, Tallinn: 1:30 p.m. (13:30) – 4:30 p.m. (16:30)
Addis Ababa, Ankara, Antananarivo, Baghdad, Dar es Salaam, Doha, Istanbul, Khartoum, Kuwait City, Minsk, Moscow, Nairobi, Riyadh: 2:30 p.m. (14:30) – 5:30 p.m. (17:30)
Tehran: 3:00 p.m. (15:00) – 6:00 p.m. (18:00)

Dubai: 3:30 p.m. (15:30) – 6:30 p.m. (18:30)
Kabul: 4:00 p.m. (16:00) – 7:00 p.m. (19:00)
Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Tashkent: 4:30 p.m. (16:30) – 7:30 p.m. (19:30)
Bengaluru, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi: 5:00 p.m. (17:00) – 8:00 p.m. (20:00)
Kathmandu: 5:15 p.m. (17:15) – 8:15 p.m. (20:15)

Almaty, Dhaka: 5:30 p.m. (17:30) – 8:30 p.m. (20:30)
Yangon: 6:00 p.m. (18:00) – 9:00 p.m. (21:00)
Bangkok, Hanoi, Jakarta: 6:30 p.m. (18:30) – 9:30 p.m. (21:30)
Beijing, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Perth, Shanghai, Singapore, Taipei: 7:30 p.m. (19:30) – 10:30 p.m. (22:30)
Seoul, Tokyo: 8:30 p.m. (20:30) – 11:30 p.m. (23:30)

Darwin: 9:00 p.m. (21:00) – 12:00 a.m.
Brisbane: 9:30 p.m. (21:30) – 12:30 a.m.
Anadyr: 11:30 p.m. (23:30) – 2:30 a.m.
Auckland*, Suva*: 12:30 a.m. (0:30) – 3:30 a.m.
Kiritimati: 1:30 a.m. – 4:30 a.m.

* = Daylight Savings (Summer) Time

n or gone off Daylight Savings (Summer) Time.

Honolulu: 1:30 a.m. – 4:30 a.m.
Anchorage: 2:30 a.m. – 5:30 a.m.
Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver: 3:30 a.m. – 6:30 a.m.
Calgary, Denver, Edmonton, Phoenix, Salt Lake City: 4:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
Chicago, Dallas, Guatemala City, Houston, Managua, Mexico City, Minneapolis, New Orleans, San Salvador, Tegucigalpa, Winnipeg: 5:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Atlanta, Bogota, Boston, Detroit, Havana, Indianapolis, Kingston, Lima, Miami, Montreal, Nassau, New York, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Toronto, Washington DC: 6:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Caracas, Halifax, La Paz, San Juan, Santo Domingo: 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
St. John’s: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Asuncion*, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Santiago*: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Brasilia*, Rio de Janeiro*, São Paulo*: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Accra, Casablanca, Dublin, Lisbon, London, Reykjavik: 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (14:30)
Algiers, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Belgrade, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Kinshasa, Lagos, Madrid, Oslo, Paris, Prague, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna, Warsaw, Zagreb, Zürich: 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (15:30)
Amman, Athens, Beirut, Bucharest, Cairo, Cape Town, Harare, Helsinki, Jerusalem, Johannesburg, Kyiv, Sofia, Tallinn: 1:30 p.m. (13:30) – 4:30 p.m. (16:30)
Addis Ababa, Ankara, Antananarivo, Baghdad, Dar es Salaam, Doha, Istanbul, Khartoum, Kuwait City, Minsk, Moscow, Nairobi, Riyadh: 2:30 p.m. (14:30) – 5:30 p.m. (17:30)
Tehran: 3:00 p.m. (15:00) – 6:00 p.m. (18:00)

Dubai: 3:30 p.m. (15:30) – 6:30 p.m. (18:30)
Kabul: 4:00 p.m. (16:00) – 7:00 p.m. (19:00)
Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Tashkent: 4:30 p.m. (16:30) – 7:30 p.m. (19:30)
Bengaluru, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi: 5:00 p.m. (17:00) – 8:00 p.m. (20:00)
Kathmandu: 5:15 p.m. (17:15) – 8:15 p.m. (20:15)

Almaty, Dhaka: 5:30 p.m. (17:30) – 8:30 p.m. (20:30)
Yangon: 6:00 p.m. (18:00) – 9:00 p.m. (21:00)
Bangkok, Hanoi, Jakarta: 6:30 p.m. (18:30) – 9:30 p.m. (21:30)
Beijing, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Perth, Shanghai, Singapore, Taipei: 7:30 p.m. (19:30) – 10:30 p.m. (22:30)
Seoul, Tokyo: 8:30 p.m. (20:30) – 11:30 p.m. (23:30)

Darwin: 9:00 p.m. (21:00) – 12:00 a.m.
Brisbane: 9:30 p.m. (21:30) – 12:30 a.m.
Anadyr: 11:30 p.m. (23:30) – 2:30 a.m.
Auckland*, Suva*: 12:30 a.m. (0:30) – 3:30 a.m.
Kiritimati: 1:30 a.m. – 4:30 a.m.

* = Daylight Savings (Summer) Time