Online Darshan Instructions

Welcome!

This page will help you set up for your Online Darshan with Paramahamsa Vishwananda in 3 simple steps:

1. If you haven't already done so, register on the Bhakti Marga website for an account with your name and email address. (Once you're registered there, you won't have to return to that page for any future events.)

2. Register for an Online Darshan. You can choose your Country's Online Darshan, a Public Online Darshan or both. 

3. Download the Zoom App, our videoconferencing tool, onto your computer or mobile device before the Online Darshan begins. 

  • We suggest you download the App as soon as possible so you can become familiar with the tool and get ready for your Online Darshan day. 
  •  We also strongly recommend that you join a test meeting before the Darshan to familiarise yourself with Zoom.
  •  You can find further information in the Joining a Meeting article.

Emails You'll Get After Registering

Once you've registered you will get two emails.
NOTE: Please be sure to check your SPAM folder for these important emails: 

  • Email #1: Immediately--a confirmation email that you have registered for the event.
  • Email #2: A few hours before the event--an instructional email to get you into the meeting room.

In the Email #2 you will be provided with a:

  • 'Meeting ID' which will look similar to this: 832-0026-7390.
  • 'Username' which will look something like this: 20 John Doe (Govindadas).

To Join the Meeting

If you are using a computer:

  1. Open your Zoom app.
  2. Click on [Join a Meeting].
  3. Copy the 'Meeting ID' you received in Email #2 and paste it into the top field. 
  4. Copy the 'Username' from Email #2 and paste it into the 'Your Name' field.

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  5. If it looks like the image above, click on 'Join'.

If you are using a mobile device:

  1. Open the Zoom app.
  2. Click on [Join a Meeting].
  3. Copy the 'Meeting ID' you received in Email #2 and paste it into the top field. 
  4. Copy the 'Username' from Email #2 and paste it into the 'Screen Name' field.

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  5. If it looks like the image above, click on 'Join'.

Wait for the Darshan to Start

Before the host starts the meeting

If you log on before Host has started the meeting, you will see a screen like this. Please just wait for the meeting to start.

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After the meeting started

Once the meeting has started, you will see this screen until the host lets you in.

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