Is a retreat fundamental for fire kasina progress?

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Dhamma_no_drama Dhamma_no_drama, modified 3 Years ago at 4/2/19 2:27 PM
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Is a retreat fundamental for fire kasina progress?

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I'm very interested in the fire kasina practice but I wonder if a retreat is fundamental to really get it going. 
It is possible to have good progress if I only practice once a day for 30min?

Right now I'm focusing the morning practice on Jhanas for 40min + 20min of Vipassana, so the fire kasina would be done at night before going to bed.

Thank you!
Anna L, modified 3 Years ago at 4/3/19 4:56 AM
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RE: Is a retreat fundamental for fire kasina progress?

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Yes, progress can absolutely be made with low dose, daily FK sits. One of the great things about FK is that you can get excellent effects with very short sits (20-30 mins).

However, you might eventually find you naturally want to spend longer navigating the murk phase and increase your sits to an hour or two. 

Enjoy! 
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Dhamma_no_drama Dhamma_no_drama, modified 3 Years ago at 4/3/19 2:01 PM
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RE: Is a retreat fundamental for fire kasina progress?

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Thank you Anna!
I will give it a try
;)
pedro, modified 2 Years ago at 10/19/19 11:49 PM
Created 2 Years ago at 10/19/19 11:49 PM

RE: Is a retreat fundamental for fire kasina progress?

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Cláudio Cruz:
I'm very interested in the fire kasina practice but I wonder if a retreat is fundamental to really get it going. 
It is possible to have good progress if I only practice once a day for 30min?

Right now I'm focusing the morning practice on Jhanas for 40min + 20min of Vipassana, so the fire kasina would be done at night before going to bed.

Thank you!

Are you doing well mixing practices (vipassana+kasina)? I can only practice kasina at night, would love to add vipassana in the morning.(Sorry for my english)

off:Sorry to ask, what is your native language? Can't find a way to send this question privately lol.
Jake Frankfurt Middenhall, modified 2 Years ago at 10/21/19 2:03 AM
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RE: Is a retreat fundamental for fire kasina progress?

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That is like asking if doing exercise two times a week is enough.  It depends, if you want to be pro athlete then no. If you want to be in shape, maybe.

I think yes, it is enough. Altho i would go for at least 1 hour.
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Papa Che Dusko, modified 2 Years ago at 3/21/20 4:03 AM
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RE: Is a retreat fundamental for fire kasina progress?

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Ok so 1 hour at least once a day can have a good inpact on progress. Check. 

As there is a dreamy aspect to the Murk I wonder if night time is better suited. Very well might be as there will be more inclination towards such feel naturally. 

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