Where to learn Kasina meditation?

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Where to learn Kasina meditation?

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There is a wider variety of establishments involved in teaching Vipassana meditation than Kasina meditation ; atleast where I live in the Netherlands - Amsterdam.

Where to find a good place and a good teacher for Kasina meditation?

Thanks in advance,
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Pick a kasina. You can choose one based on your temperament as described in the Visuddhimagga. Make your kasina. Look at it until you can memorize it well enough to see it in detail in your imagination. Now you have your learning sign and that is what you put in time practicing with. If you lose your learning sign you have to go back to the physical kasina.

Not that you shouldn't find a place and find a teacher. Just don't wait.
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devaloka wrote: Sun Mar 20, 2022 11:25 pm There is a wider variety of establishments involved in teaching Vipassana meditation than Kasina meditation ; atleast where I live in the Netherlands - Amsterdam.

Where to find a good place and a good teacher for Kasina meditation?

Thanks in advance,
devaloka
I'm sure there are others but this is the only place i know of in Netherlands that does a Kasina meditation, one of the monks there used to be on DW too a while back. Although im not sure how close it is to Amsterdam.
https://www.stichting-dhammakaya.nl/nl/
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devaloka wrote: Sun Mar 20, 2022 11:25 pm There is a wider variety of establishments involved in teaching Vipassana meditation than Kasina meditation ; atleast where I live in the Netherlands - Amsterdam.

Where to find a good place and a good teacher for Kasina meditation?

Thanks in advance,
devaloka
Of all places, in Estonia.
https://www.sangha.ee/meditation-and-development-center
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TRobinson465 wrote: Mon Mar 21, 2022 2:24 am
devaloka wrote: Sun Mar 20, 2022 11:25 pm There is a wider variety of establishments involved in teaching Vipassana meditation than Kasina meditation ; atleast where I live in the Netherlands - Amsterdam.

Where to find a good place and a good teacher for Kasina meditation?

Thanks in advance,
devaloka
I'm sure there are others but this is the only place i know of in Netherlands that does a Kasina meditation, one of the monks there used to be on DW too a while back. Although im not sure how close it is to Amsterdam.
https://www.stichting-dhammakaya.nl/nl/
Hi thanks a lot,

Though nothing on the website says they do Kasina meditation ?

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Nibbàna is, but not the man who enters it;
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devaloka wrote: Tue Mar 22, 2022 4:38 pm
TRobinson465 wrote: Mon Mar 21, 2022 2:24 am
devaloka wrote: Sun Mar 20, 2022 11:25 pm There is a wider variety of establishments involved in teaching Vipassana meditation than Kasina meditation ; atleast where I live in the Netherlands - Amsterdam.

Where to find a good place and a good teacher for Kasina meditation?

Thanks in advance,
devaloka
I'm sure there are others but this is the only place i know of in Netherlands that does a Kasina meditation, one of the monks there used to be on DW too a while back. Although im not sure how close it is to Amsterdam.
https://www.stichting-dhammakaya.nl/nl/
Hi thanks a lot,

Though nothing on the website says they do Kasina meditation ?
They do Dhammakaya meditation, which I have tried and can attest is a kasina meditation. I may not have looked at the website thouroughly but i dont think the place Pilgrim plugged in Estonia specifies they do kasina meditation either (even tho im guessing they do).
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Check out Vimuttimagga. Its way of explaining is clearer than most modern people.
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devaloka wrote: Sun Mar 20, 2022 11:25 pm Where to find a good place and a good teacher for Kasina meditation?
Can try to contact this site, may be can find what you are looking for.
https://bethupton.com/retreats-events/
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Here are some of Kasina method


Next is element, within the scope of conceptual perception



Part 2 of element is 4 element method, away from conceptual perception.
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TRobinson465 wrote: Thu Mar 24, 2022 2:45 am
They do Dhammakaya meditation, which I have tried and can attest is a kasina meditation. I may not have looked at the website thouroughly but i dont think the place Pilgrim plugged in Estonia specifies they do kasina meditation either (even tho im guessing they do).
Not sure why you'd say that when the website specifically says they have Kasina meditation retreats planned for July and Sept 2022.
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pilgrim wrote: Fri Apr 01, 2022 6:48 am
TRobinson465 wrote: Thu Mar 24, 2022 2:45 am
They do Dhammakaya meditation, which I have tried and can attest is a kasina meditation. I may not have looked at the website thouroughly but i dont think the place Pilgrim plugged in Estonia specifies they do kasina meditation either (even tho im guessing they do).
Not sure why you'd say that when the website specifically says they have Kasina meditation retreats planned for July and Sept 2022.
I was just skimming the site and didnt look too carefully. didnt think to look at the courses, just the meditation section. Although after further inspection this does look quite neat. I think i might look for a branch of them in the US
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Interestingly, Ajahn Sona has a virtual retreat on this subject planned in June:

http://birken.ca/elements/
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atipattoh wrote: Wed Mar 30, 2022 6:16 am Here are some of Kasina method


Next is element, within the scope of conceptual perception



Part 2 of element is 4 element method, away from conceptual perception.
Dont take westerners seriously unless they are monks
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She is a former nun



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confusedlayman wrote: Sat May 07, 2022 5:53 pm
atipattoh wrote: Wed Mar 30, 2022 6:16 am Here are some of Kasina method


Next is element, within the scope of conceptual perception



Part 2 of element is 4 element method, away from conceptual perception.
Dont take westerners seriously unless they are monks
True. Many of them like using Buddhism as a tool to gain followers. Then they might starting to write books for sales.
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Say unto such they lie.
If any teach Nirvāna is to live,
Say unto such they err.


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