Supported Features

The available functionalities that help you with every step of your meditation process

Unlimited access to the 30 Day Series

Unlimited Access to the 30 Day Series with the freedom to listen back to all sessions whenever it suits you.

Receive daily reminders in your mailbox, making it easier to keep your meditation practice consistent and develop a daily routine.

Access to the Heart Meditations

Have you ever participated in the 30 Day Series? Then we highly recommend that you continue with the series hard meditations by Joost van den Heuvel.

30 Days focused on recognizing and developing the positive heart qualities of kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity.

Every day you will receive a new heart meditation directly in your mailbox.

Extensive library of meditations and lectures

Access to the growing library of 1000+ recorded live Meditations & Lectures on various themes.

Brought to you by the 30NOW supervisors and guest speakers from different movements.

We expand the library with new meditations every day and add new lectures every week.

Share your favorite meditations and readings with friends, family, or anyone else who could benefit from inspiration and practice.

Take a look at our library and discover the versatility of our offering: Small selection from the library >

Ton Lathouwers about: You can't fall out Michaël Verlouw: The Seven Factors of Awakening Tom Hannes about: Zen circles Luc Rombaut about: Meditation and psychedelics, blessing or curse? Phap Xa about: Stop and relax Mirjam Schild about: You can start over Han de Wit about: Hard truth – Open Heart Ciska Matthes about: Those who are sick are also healthy - my father's optimistic deathbed Lp Sander Khemadhammo about: Meditation, fasting and the uposatha Ank Schravendeel and Mirjam Schild: Chronically ill, a chance? Ciska Matthes about: The power of kindness About mortality and birth Inner speaking and listening from the heart Maarten Olthof: 8 Obstacles to Joy! Annetje Jikai Brunner about: The five invitations - Inspiration from the dying for your life Andrea Fella about: Exploring the Comings and Goings of Mindfulness Michaël Verlouw about: Kindness in times of crisis Sherida Pengel about: The doing mode Leni Cellini about: Mindful anger ~ Beyond the taboo Phap Xa about: The way out is in - returning to the silence and wisdom within yourself Frits Koster about: What generosity can give Ank Schravendeel and Mirjam Schild about: Things always turn out differently than you think Michaël Verlouw about: Dealing with your Inner Critic Annetje Jikai Brunner about: About the climate Ciska Matthes about: Who you think you are is a misconception - in search of the True Self Frits Koster about: Achieving dreams with dedication Sander Khemadhammo about: Respect as a learning process Devon Hase on: How Not to be a Hot Mess - Meditation for Our Times Dingeman Boot about: Silence, a door to who you really are Marjolein Janssen about: Relaxing Ciska Matthes about: Good sitting Manu Keirse about: Helping each other with loss and grief Eve Myonen Marko and Eef Yuman Heinhuis about: Everyday Koans David Dewulf about: The hard side of compassion Guy Armstrong about: Mindfulness is emptiness

First Aid for meditation questions

First Aid with frequently asked meditation questions has been prepared by experienced meditation counselors and submitted by practitioners.

Practical tips and advice to support your meditation process.

Quickly helps you with common meditation challenges and practical questions.

If you have a Membership, you can also submit new questions.

Contribute to our mission

Whichever rate you choose, with the Membership Fee you support our goal: 'Making meditation personal and accessible to everyone'.

You decide yourself the membership rate. With this you choose which amount of support is appropriate for you and according to you.

Make investments in technology, communication, diversity in the offer and further development of the platform possible.

Enable access for participants on a budget by choosing the Ambassador Membership rate.

Save Meditations

Do you always want to have specific meditations at hand, without having to look for them? You can save meditations and lectures in your own profile.

A simple way to keep your favorite meditations and readings together so that you can quickly find them later.

Can also be used to mark your upcoming meditations and lectures.

Always access to your purchased courses

The Membership gives you unlimited access to all courses you have purchased.

View and follow purchased courses as many times as you like – as long as your Membership is active.

Unlimited access to the audio meditations from the 30 Day Series and with 30 Heart Meditations – as long as your Membership is active.

Share your experiences and ask questions

Commenting on a course, meditation or lecture can be valuable because it gives you the opportunity to share your own experiences and ask questions.

Responses are often read and answered by the facilitator.

Supportive for more insight into the subject and strengthening the connection with other participants.

Comments are only visible to participants with corresponding access.

30NOW Sangha

At 30NOW meditation is more than an individual activity. You are part of a group of participants who meditate together and share experiences for recognition and inspiration.

With 'Sangha Inbox' there is one shared place where members and facilitators can post and respond. Feel welcome to share meditation experiences, calls, book tips, movies and podcasts here.

During the 'Sangha Live' meetings we can meet each other live online, under the guidance of experienced supervisors, in interactive Zoom environments.

Quick search – found quickly

From lectures to course material. Search everything easily.
Search through all descriptions and titles and or filter by supervisor, category, theme and language.

More benefit

In various parts, including Live Courses and In-Depth Series, you have the option to participate at a lower participation rate.


Adding a profile image to your 30NOWaccount enhances the Sangha experience by creating a more personal connection with other users. Your profile image appears on posts you post and promotes a sense of Sangha/community and connection.

Changing your profile image works as follows:

  • Go to the section my profile picture on the My Details page.
  • Click and press the button to upload or change an image.
  • Select an image from your device that you want to use as your profile image.
  • Save the changes, and your new image will be visible in your posts and interactions 30NOW.

Good to know: To show an image next to your name during live sessions, change this via Zoom.us. More information >

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Most of the offerings are in Dutch, but we regularly offer Live Lectures in English. In addition, some Live Courses, In-Depth Series and Live Retreats are also largely in English. See 30NOW.nl/courses-series and use the language filter.

Good to know: The translation option in the menu bar is a feature that allows you to easily translate the content of 30NOW.nl from Dutch to English. The button, when clicked, activates a translation tool that automatically converts the text on the page from Dutch to English, making it more accessible for users who speak English but not Dutch.

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With 30NOW.nl/donate you can transfer a donation for the supervisors.

The team of guides provides live meditations and lectures based on a donation (dana). You have the option to transfer an amount of your own choice; this will be distributed among the supervisors. Any amount you give is good – give what makes you happy: Donation for all supervisors.

Thank you in advance!

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On average, a Day Meditation lasts 15 minutes with a maximum duration of 18 minutes. You can find more information about Day Meditations here.

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The duration of a Live Lecture is usually 75 minutes, but the exact duration may differ slightly per lecture and supervisor. Most lectures start with a short meditation, followed by the lecture and conclude with a question and answer moment.

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The duration of a Live Meditation is usually 30 minutes. The Live Meditation on Monday evening will also be concluded with a question and answer moment.

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Check out the screenshot below to see how to post and delete a message.

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What is the 'SAVE' button and where can I find it?
The 'SAVE' button is a function that allows you to save meditations and readings for later use. You will find this button on the review pages of all meditations and lectures.

How does saving a meditation or reading work?
If you want to save a meditation or reading, simply click/press the 'SAVE' button visible at the top of the page. This will automatically add the meditation or reading in question to your list of saved items.

Where can I find my list of saved meditations and readings?
You can easily find your saved meditations and lectures in the main menu. Go to 'Live Meditation' and then select 'Saved' to view your personal list of saved items.

Can I remove a meditation or reading from my saved list?
Yes, you can remove items from your saved list. If you no longer want to save a meditation or reading, go to the meditation or reading in question and use the save button again.

For further questions or support, please contact Team Support. We are happy to help you.

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At 30NOW we make, during the Live Courses and Live Sangha evenings, using Zoom Meetings.
At the daily Live Meditations and Live Lectures on Sunday, we use Zoom Webinar. The explanation below is about Zoom Meetings and therefore relates to the Live Courses and Sangha Live evenings.

What is Zoom Meetings

Zoom Meetings is a video platform that makes it possible to organize online sessions/meetings where participants can see and hear each other live.

  • To participate in a Zoom Meetings you need an internet connection and a computer or mobile device.
  • You install the Zoom application (once only) via zoom.us/download.
  • Joining then goes through a unique meeting URL or meeting ID.
    You will receive this from 30NOW by email and is also visible on the Week or Month pages of the Live Course.
  • You can then turn on your audio and video yourself and send chat messages.

Video guide to participation

A handy video manual on how to participate in a (Live) Zoom meeting can be found below.

Using “Reactions” or “Reactions”

During a Zoom meeting, participants can use reactions by clicking on the “Reactions” icon in the bottom bar. This opens a pop-up menu with different emoticons to select. After selecting an emoticon, it will be displayed on the participant's screen and visible to the facilitator and other participants of the live session. Reactions can be used to communicate quickly and non-disruptively with other participants during the live session, for example to indicate that you would like to respond by saying something.

Test beforehand

Before participating in a Zoom Meeting, it can be nice to gain some experience with Zoom Meetings. For this you can:

  • Join the next Zoom Meetings test session available 24/7 at https://zoom.us/test
  • In Zoom you can test your sound and microphone in settings:
    • Click the sound icon in the bottom left corner of the Zoom application.
    • Select “Test Speaker and Microphone” from the menu.
    • Follow the on-screen prompts to test the audio and microphone.
    • If the test is successful, you should be able to hear what you are saying through the speaker and the sound level of your microphone should be displayed.
  • In addition, all live sessions are opened for participation fifteen minutes before the start so that you can test your image and sound.

General technical tips

When participating in a Zoom Meeting, you should pay attention to the following:

  1. Stable internet connection: Make sure you have a stable and fast internet connection to participate in the Zoom Meeting without interruption.
  2. Working camera and microphone: Make sure your camera and microphone are working properly and that you are clearly visible/audible to other participants. Do you have doubts? Then test your image and sound beforehand. See 'Pre-testing' above.
  3. Up-to-date: Make sure your Zoom application is up-to-date. You can download and install the latest version from zoom.us/download

Do you have any questions? Then please contact Team Support.

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By subscribing to the (free) email announcements you don't have to miss a Live session.
You will receive a message in your mailbox 12 hours before each Live session with the participation link.

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No problem. Go to the page https://www.30now.nl/wachtwoord-vergeten/. Enter your email address and click 'Send'.
You will then receive an email with your username and a personal link with which you can create a new password.
Please note that this email may end up in your spam box.

With your new password you can then log in to https://www.30now.nl/inloggen/.

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Is your question not listed? Please contact Team Support, we are happy to help you!

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When you are signed up for the Live Announcements If you don't receive any participation links by e-mail, then they are probably blocked by your spam/advertising filter.

The solution: To make sure the e-mail announcements are delivered to you, you can add info(at sign)30NOW.nl to your address book, contacts or safe senders list.

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Of course. When participating, only the facilitator/speaker is visible on the screen. In addition, you do not have to register any data for participation.

Do you have another question about your privacy? Share it with us?

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Yes, 30NOW offers the option to translate the platform into English via a translate button in the main menu. These translations are automatically generated and may sometimes contain minor inaccuracies. Feedback on the translations is welcome to improve this service.

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Yes. With a (paid) Membership do you have the option to use the daily Live Meditations and Lectures look back when it suits you.
You get access to all existing 1000+ recordings and new meditations and (weekly) new lectures are added to this daily.

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To the 30NOW Live sessions can be enjoyed by anyone, with or without 30NOW account, join live.
De 30NOW Live sessions that you can watch with the Membership you can also freely share with anyone. For this you use the share buttons that are visible on every review page.

View here the screen recording.

The meditations from the 30 Day Series and other courses and in-depth series you can't share it anyway.

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30NOW can now only be visited as a website and for that you must have an internet connection. As we grow in membership, we may consider launching an app so you 30NOW can listen to meditations offline. 

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This depends on your access. Immediately courses account you can during the 30 Day Series only listen to the Day Meditation of today and yesterday. You can also participate in Live Meditations but don't listen back.
With the Membership you can listen back / watch back all Day Meditations, Live Meditations and Live Lectures when it suits you.

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Yes, please! During the live sessions you have the option to respond via the chat.
You will find a comment field at the bottom of the page for the recordings. You must have one for this 30NOW Membership.

also look at this comparison of the different accounts.

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During the daily live meditations and lectures you can now benefit from live subtitles. This way you can follow everything that is said in text form. This makes participation even more accessible! Simply activate the subtitles with a click or press 'CC' during the session. Please note that automatic subtitling is not always error-free, but we believe it is a valuable addition to enrich your experience.

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The recordings of a number of lectures are provided with subtitles. We are working on gradually adding subtitles to older recordings. These subtitles are automatically generated, but of good quality when spoken clearly.

  • In the Library you will find a separate filter to only display the lectures with subtitles.
  • Activate subtitles with a click or press 'CC' while playing the lecture.
  • In the image below you can see that the available subtitle language then becomes visible.
  • After you select the language (for example NL), the subtitles become visible.
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You can read the latest news on the public News page or on you Meditation page (behind login).

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One of the biggest obstacles people face when they first start meditating is the time it takes. There is no definite answer to the question of how long one should meditate to experience the benefits of this practice. The length of the meditation is important, but so is the quality of the meditation. Meditating for 30 minutes with constant interruptions and distractions can have the same effect as meditating for 10 minutes without distractions.

With 30NOW we choose 15 minutes because this offers enough time to take you along quietly into the topic of the day, to introduce the meditation, to experience the power of meditation yourself and to close it quietly. In addition, 15 minutes reasonably fits into any agenda.

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Reactions during Live Lectures and Live Meditations are limited visibility.

If you have a Membership, you have the option, among other things, to respond to Live sessions with images afterwards.
More information about the Membership can be found here.

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The option to respond to Live Sessions is available to everyone during the Live Stream.

Members with a Membership also have the option to:

  • Live sessions with video to watch
  • Live sessions with audio only to listen back
  • React afterwards to all Live sessions with images
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With the Membership you have the opportunity to watch and share Live Meditations and Live Lectures within 24 hours, and often even sooner.

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Good to mention in advance: With one Membership you can listen to all meditations from the 30 Day Series indefinitely.

De 30 Day Series is structured in such a way that you gradually deepen your knowledge and experience. Every day there is something different in content. To avoid missing out on valuable information and techniques, we recommend that you participate every day. If, despite your determination, you have had to miss a Day Meditation, we recommend that you listen to the Day Meditation the following day. Every Day meditation is during the 30 Day Series Available for 48 hours.

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Here you will find information about Day Meditations. Do you have any other questions or comments about 30NOW Day Meditations? Please contact Team Support.

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Here find information about 30NOW First aid. Do you have any other questions or comments about 30NOW First aid? Please contact Team Support.

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What is DNS Cache

DNS cache is like a phone book for the internet. It keeps track of websites and their associated IP addresses so that your computer can quickly find the website you want to visit. Sometimes the cached information can become outdated, which can cause problems when trying to access certain websites. For example, if a website's IP address changes, your computer may still try to connect to the old IP address, preventing the website from loading.

Clearing the DNS cache clears out all old information and allows your computer to get the most up-to-date information from the Internet. This can help resolve issues such as not being able to access a particular website or redirecting to the wrong page.

In summary, clearing the DNS cache can help resolve Internet connectivity issues by clearing old information and renewing the IP addresses of the cached websites. This way your computer can connect to the correct IP address and load the desired website.

Options for deleting DNS cache

You can delete the DNS cache on individual devices with a few short steps. If you find these (below) steps too complex, you can choose to simply unplug your internet modem for about 30 seconds and then plug it back in. This will also refresh the DNS.
Keep in mind that it can take up to 5 minutes before your internet connection is available again.

How to delete DNS cache on an individual device works as follows

On Windows:
– Open the command prompt/command prompt application as an administrator.
– Type the command “ipconfig /flushdns” and press Enter.
– You should see a message that says “The DNS resolver cache has been flushed” or “Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.”

On Mac:
– Open the 'Terminal' application.
– Type the command “sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder” and press Enter.
– You will be prompted to enter your administrator password.
– After entering the password, the DNS cache will be flushed.

On iPhone or iPad:
On an iPhone or iPad it is not possible to delete the DNS cache directly like on a computer. This is because the DNS cache on an iPhone is managed by the operating system and is not directly accessible to users. But there are a number of steps you can take to “reset” the DNS cache on an iPhone:

  1. Go to the “Settings” app on your iPhone.
  2. Scroll down and tap on “General”
  3. Tap on “WiFi”
  4. Tap the “i” icon next to the connected Wi-Fi network
  5. Tap on “Forget this network”
  6. Reconnect to the Wi-Fi network and use a new DNS server.

By following the steps above, the iPhone or iPad will reconnect to the WiFi network and set up a new DNS server, removing the old DNS information from the cache. This can help with internet connectivity issues or loading specific websites.
Keep in mind that this solution only applies to problems with WiFi connections.

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Op 30NOW.nl/accounts-compare you will find the differences per account.
In addition, it is good to know that you do not need an account to participate in the daily live meditations and lectures.

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In many cases you can solve it yourself by deleting your browser cache.
The browser cache is the temporary storage space on your computer where your browser stores information about websites you visit, such as images and text. This allows your browser to load the website faster on your next visit, because it does not have to download all the information again.
However, sometimes the cache can become outdated or corrupted and cause problems when trying to access certain websites. In this case, you need to clear your browser's cache.

Below are some general easy steps to clear your browser's cache.
If you prefer an explanation specific to your browser. Then follow the steps this page >

  • Open your browser (e.g. Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.).
  • Click the three-dot icon or menu button in the top-right corner of the browser
  • Select “Settings” or “Preferences” from the menu.
  • Search for “Privacy” or “Privacy and Security”
  • Look for “Clear browsing data” or “Clear cache”
  • Select the time range for which you want to clear the cache (e.g. last hour, last day, always).
  • Make sure the “Cached images and files” option is selected.
  • Click on “Clear Data” or “Clear Cache”

When you have cleared the cache, the problem is often solved. If not, send a message to Team Support.

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View Frequently Asked Questions of send us a message.

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Here find information about 30NOW reactions. Do you have any other questions or comments about 30NOW First aid? Please contact Team Support.

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With Live Lectures, facilitators can bring even more depth to important themes. Live Lectures means to you:

  • Depending on the session with audio only or with audio and video;
  • Meditating live with each other is a powerful way to connect;
  • Members with a Membership: listen back / watch when it suits you;
  • Deep reflections and considerations that can offer you more insights;
  • Live. So without cutting, pasting or frills;
  • Ability to directly share experiences and ask questions.
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Here you will find all information about 30NOW Live and Live Meditations. Do you have any other questions or comments about 30NOW Live? Please contact Team Support.

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  • No account is required to participate in Live Meditations and Lectures. So you can immediately participate live.
  • To access the library, where you can look back at everything, you need a Membership account.
  • To participate in a course you must have a Membership account or a Courses account.

View the equation of the different accounts to see which account applies to you.

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The facilitator determines in advance which topic/theme will be discussed during the Live session. There is always an opportunity to share experiences and ask questions.

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The facilitator chooses the topic/theme for the Live session. Topics can also be suggested by members.

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Op 30NOW.nl/live you will find an overview of the planned live sessions of various supervisors and speakers.
Op 30NOW.nl/supervisors you can see which permanent supervisors regularly give a live meditation or lecture.

Tip: Use the (free) Live Announcements and receive the announcement in your mailbox 12 hours before each Live session.

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Op 30NOW.nl/live you will find an overview of the planned live sessions of various supervisors and speakers.
Op 30NOW.nl/supervisors you can see which permanent supervisors regularly give a live meditation or lecture.

Tip: Use the (free) Live Announcements and receive the announcement in your mailbox 12 hours before each Live session.

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Comments can be read and posted in different parts of our platform, depending on the type of content and your account status:

  • Live Meditations or Lectures: All participants who are present live can read and post comments.
  • Review pages of Live Meditations or Lectures: Available to users with a Membership account.
  • Day meditations of the 30 Day Series: Accessible to users with a Courses account or a Membership account.
  • Podcast episodes: Comments can be posted and read by anyone.
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Yes that's right. Live sessions will be offered from December 2019 with image/video and sound/audio.

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“The mind that frees itself, that is the meditation.”

Jiddu Krishnamurti