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Meditation is resting in your essence and letting yourself be rejuvenated, renewed, revived.This is a built-in ability we all have. We each have a different way of meditating that works for our body, heart, and soul. Find yours.

A new version of The Radiance Sutras is now available.

“If you love Rumi, Hafiz, The Tao, if you love words dancing out of the mystery, welcome to The Radiance Sutras: these are among the most profound, exquisite and luminous verses you will ever read.” - Jack Kornfield, Author of A Path With Heart

"Lorin Roche's rendition of the Vijnana Bhairava is truly radiant, filled with insight and poetry, and illumined by the power of his practice." – Sally Kempton

“Like feeling and reading Shakti in print. I read a little bit each day, then close my eyes and do the exercise, or ponder the thought. I let the warm sweet loving words and imagery wash and heal my many layers of self.” - Lilias Folan

This has all the latest versions of the Sutras, plus over a hundred pages of practice tips.

The Radiance Sutras can be ordered directly from us, or
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October 22 to November 18

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Upcoming Events with Lorin

November 22, 2013 - November 23, 2013


Friday 11/22/13 6:45pm-10pm
Saturday 11/23/13 12pm-4pm

A Subtle Body Workshop with Dr. Lorin Roche You know those places in your body that tingle and turn to electricity when you are having a good time or are in love? Those are the chakras, the magic centers throughout the body. This weekend, we will be exploring the subtle energies of the body in a series of playful meditations and pranayama exercises. We will be looking at traditional yogic maps of the chakras and modern scientific maps of the nerves, and doing meditations so that you can make your own map of your body, because everyone is different. Your personality emerges from your chakras. The message of the chakras is very simple: your entire body, from head to toe, is sacred, pulsating with light and delight, and your yoga practice can be a celebration of this embodiment. Lorin Roche has been teaching meditation for more than 40 years, and practicing Tantra for all that time with great delight. He is married to Camille Maurine, with whom he wrote Meditation Secrets for Women. Lorin is also the author of The Radiance Sutras, Meditation Made Easy, Whole Body Meditations, and Breath Taking. Dr. Roche has a Ph.D. from the University of California where he did research on the subjective experience of meditation.

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Past Events

October 5–10, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights
At Play with the Radiance Sutras: A Meditation Retreat and Teacher Training

Lorin Roche and Coby Kozlowski
Lorin Roche, PhD, has been teaching meditation since 1968 and has a doctorate from the University of California for his work on the subjective experience of meditation. Together, he and Camille Maurine are the authors… full bio & programs
Coby Kozlowski, MA, E-RYT, is a Kripalu faculty member and director of Kripalu’s 200- and 500-hour yoga teacher training programs. Her vibrant style as a life coach trainer, yoga, dance, and meditation educator, inspirational speaker,… full bio & programs
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For all levels; optional meditation teacher training for yoga teachers.*
Meditation is one of life’s great pleasures, a vacation in the vibrant present. There are hundreds of techniques, and, when you find the style that fits your inner nature, meditation feels like the most natural thing in the world. In this retreat, explore the luminous and juicy teachings of
The Radiance Sutras, Lorin Roche’s new translation of the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra, an ancient yoga text that describes 112 meditation practices for touching the sacred in the midst of daily life. The teachings are playful, instinctive, both down-to-earth and transcendent.
In this retreat, you learn
  • A wide variety of meditation practices so you can pick the one you need each day
  • Ways that meditation can be more restful than sleep
  • Skills for handling the emotions and sensations that arise in meditation
  • Techniques to blend meditation and movement.
Come meet yourself where you are in a retreat that emphasizes naturalness, spontaneity, and being at home in the universe.
Note *For those interested in the Yoga Alliance accredited meditation teacher training, there will be extended hours. This counts as 40 hours of teacher training (contact and non-contact hours). For further information, visit www.lorinroche.com. The training includes
  • Specific techniques to guide students into meditation
  • Skills for honoring individuality and modifying meditation practices to suit individual preferences
  • Effective language for guiding students into healthy practice
  • 112 ways to refresh your approach to meditation.
CE Credits
This program is eligible for
  • 23 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $30 additional charge
  • 23 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $30 additional charge

Kripalu.org for more information and to register

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Lorin’s Other Sites:

svarasa.com has articles and essays.

Meditation 24-7 is oriented toward Workshop and Class notes, with sections on the 21 senses, the instincts, and the Journey of Meditation.

Spanda.us has some notes about pulsation and the theme of the Return.

Radiancesutras.com is all about the book and online courses.

About Our Approach

There are hundreds of techniques for meditating. If you want to thrive in meditation and get the benefits – relaxation in action, clarity of mind, resistance to stress-related illness, a happy heart – then select the techniques that feel natural to you.
You will love the ones that go with your nature. You will know when you have found your meditation practice because you are meditating every day and enjoying yourself, and the benefits are flowing throughout your life.

You don’t have to change yourself.
You don’t have to sit still.
You don’t have to sit cross-legged.
You don’t have to make your mind blank.
You don’t have to calm down.
The more real with yourself you are, the better.

The essence of meditation is simple: select some aspect of life’s self-renewing rhythm that you love, and dive in. Allow your love to attract you inward toward the essence of inspiration.

As with any love relationship, there are skills to learn.

Human bodies are naturally good at meditation. It’s a built-in instinct.
Learning to meditate is a process of studying your natural pathways, and letting your muscle memory take you inside.
This is the easy part.

There are two big challenges in learning to meditate:
1. Finding the technique that suits your individuality. There are thousands of different practices, something for everyone. There is no one technique suitable for everyone.
2. Learning to tolerate the intense sensations that arise in relaxation, because in meditation, you can relax and rest more deeply than in sleep. This happens very quickly, in minutes, because the body knows how to revitalize and heal itself.

If you want to explore meditation and find what works for you, we have great tools: there are wonderful books, audio programs. Guided meditations. Come on in and explore. We offer private sessions, online classes, and retreats.

I have been teaching meditation for more than 40 years and have a Ph.D. in meditation research from the University of California. I delight in helping people find what works for them, out of all the thousands of different approaches to meditation.