30NOW Podcast

Welcome to the podcast, in which we discuss mindfulness, meditation and Buddhism. 

Are you engaged in mindfulness or another form of meditation and do you want to be further inspired in this? Or maybe you want to know more about the source of mindfulness and Buddhism? Then move on! Modern mindfulness training uses ancient techniques and insights from Buddhism. They still prove to be relevant and supportive to our modern lives. Like the Buddhist teachings, you are not asked to believe anything. But let yourself be included in the conversations and pick out what you can use.

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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.

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

The team of facilitators provides live meditations and lectures on the basis of a donation (dana). It is possible to transfer an amount of your own choice, we will divide this with each other. Any amount you give is good – give what makes you happy: Donation for all supervisors >

Thank you in advance!

Do you always want to have specific meditations at hand, without having to look for them?
A Membership allows you to save meditations to your own profile, an easy way to keep your favorite meditations and readings together and easily find them when you need them.

The save button can be found with every recorded live meditation or lecture.

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

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.

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.

In our 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 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.

By subscribing to 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.

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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/.

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.

Yes, of course. When participating, only the supervisor/speaker is visible in the picture. Registration is required to participate. This way we know who is participating and we can, if necessary, contact the participants.

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

Yes, of course. Take a look at routine with meditation, here you can activate daily meditation reminders, among other things.

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) lectures are added daily.

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 back with the Membership can also be freely shared with anyone. For this you use the share buttons that are visible on every review page.

The meditations from the 30 Days program and the hard meditations you can't share.

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. 

30NOW meditations can currently only be listened to with an internet connection. Saving a meditation is not (yet) possible.

This depends on your access. During the 30 Days program you can listen to today's and yesterday's Day Meditation. In addition, you can participate in Live Meditations but don't listen back.
With the Membership you can listen back / watch all Day Meditations, Live Meditations and Live Lectures.

The Live Meditations and Live Lectures can be viewed 3 days after the live stream (but often earlier) with a Membership.
In addition, with a Membership, from that moment on, you can also freely share the recording with anyone.

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.

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 .

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

30NOW is structured in such a way that you gradually deepen your knowledge and experience. There is something different about content every day. In order not to miss 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 again the following day. Every Day Meditation is during the 30 Days program 48 hours available. Immediately Membership you can listen to all meditations without limitation.

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

Tip: Day meditations add to your calendar

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

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.

Without an account you can participate live in 30NOW Live sessions plus the 30NOW Podcast listen.

> The possibilities with an account depend on the type of account. Do you choose it 30 Days program? Then your account is available for 30 days with access to a daily Day meditation.
> Do you choose it Membership? Then you have unlimited access to all parts, including everything from the 30 Days program, the possibility to watch Live Meditations and Lectures. Plus you get access to the in-depth hard meditations.

Do you have another question? Share it with us?

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.

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

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.

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.

  • There is no account to participate in Live Meditations and Lectures. So you can immediately participate live.
  • You must have a Membership account to look back.
  • To participate in a course you must have a Membership account or a Courses account.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Ability to read comments and post new comments – is possible at:

Yes that's right. Live sessions will be offered from December 2019 with image/video and sound/audio.

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