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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.
Here are 112 ways.
Find yours.

The 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

"Lorin Roche's Radiant Sutras Present the most inspiring translation of the Vijnana Bhairava Sutras I have ever encountered. It is juicy, hip, intelligent, inspiring and the best companion for your daily life. We all need daily reminders to "Celebrate the boundary where body meets infinity.”.This book is a must read!
- Margot Anand, author of The Art of Everyday Ecstasy and The Art of Sexual Ecstasy.

Order your copy of the The Radiance Sutras directly from
Sounds True or from Amazon

Here is a sample of the first 15 pages.

Exciting Events for 2015

Elixir Release Party
Thursday, February 26 7:30 PM
305 Rose Avenue
Venice CA 90291
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Songs Kirtan Celebration Sutra Poetry Jam DJ Reception 

Join us for the Release of "Elixir: Music from the Radiance Sutras" and upcoming U.S. Elixir Tour Launch on Thursday, February 26th at the 
The Museum of Flying in Santa Monica, CA featuring and interactive night of song, Kirtan and Sutra Poetry Jam with Dave Stringer & Donna De Lory. Guests will also experience readings with Dr. Lorin Roche translator of the Radiance Sutras and Camille Maurine as they ecstatically explore the meaning and practices of the Sutras.

Also featuring Dave Allen, Mark Gorman, James Harrah, 
Sheela Bringi & Jeff Andrews. 

In association with 
Sounds True.

Listen to a track from ELIXIR at

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Bali Spirit Festival - link
Ubud, Bali - March 31-April 5 2015


This is Lorin's first time presenting at BaliSpirit Festival and this year he will be co-presenting with Margot Anand.

Dr. Lorin Roche has been involved in a love affair with the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra since 1968. Set as a conversation between The Goddess and Bhairava, the VBT is a classic yoga text describing 112 different approaches or doorways into meditation. Lorin encountered the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra, and began meditating and doing yoga, as part of scientific research at the University of California. He was trained as a meditation teacher in 1970, and has been sharing the delight ever since. His work focuses on individual differences, helping each person find the meditation practices and styles that help them to thrive. He has a PhD from the University of California at Irvine for his studies of the language meditators use to describe their inner experiences. Dr. Roche is the author of Meditation Made Easy, (HarperOne, 1998); with his wife, Camille Maurine, he wrote Meditation Secrets for Women (HarperOne, 2001). The Radiance Sutras, a new version of the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra, has been published by Sounds True. Lorin and his yogini shaktini wife, Camille Maurine, live in Marina del Rey, California.
Lorin Roche
Tantra Yoga – USA

This is Margot's first time presenting at BaliSpirit Festival and this year she will be co-presenting with Lorin Roche.

Margot Anand is an internationally acclaimed authority on Tantra, best-selling author, and much-beloved teacher and founder of SkyDancing Tantra®. Margot’s books, videos, CDs and DVDs are widely regarded as the seminal teachings for integrating spirituality and sexuality and for cultivating the art of ecstatic living. Her popular books are available in numerous languages, and include
The Art of Everyday Ecstasy, The Art of Sexual Ecstasy, The Art of Sexual Magic, Sexual Ecstasy: The Art of Orgasm. Margot just released her 3-disc DVD trilogy, “The Secret Keys to the Ultimate Love Life,” to inspire a whole new generation of lovers as well as offer a refresher with some fun new twists to longtime students of her classic methods.

A native of France, is particularly appreciated for her ability to bring healing, lightness, fun, and passion to the workshop atmosphere. Margot is the founder of eight SkyDancing Tantra Institutes worldwide. Margot Anand has appeared on many national (CNN, CNBC, ABC) and international (France, Germany, England) television and radio programs and has been featured as a keynote speaker at many prestigious national and international conferences. She has been interviewed by and quoted in numerous magazines and newspapers, including
The Wall Street Journal, TIME, Conscious Life, and Cosmopolitan magazines.

Margot currently lives in Bali where she occasionally coaches private individuals and couples.
For more information, please see:

Margot Anand
Tantra, Relationships & Sexuality - FRANCE

Shakti Fest
May 15-17 2015 in Joshua Tree, California

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The Radiance Sutras at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California
June 19-21 2015
Friday night through Sunday noon
with Camille Maurine and Dave Stringer

Join author Lorin Roche, his dancer-yogini wife Camille Maurine, and musician-songwriter Dave Stringer for a weekend of meditation, movement, and song. Come sing your heart out, dance, and rock the poetry of one of the most beautiful yoga texts in existence.

Come play in the luminous world of The Radiance Sutras, a sensuous, poetic version of a classic yoga text, the Vijñana Bhairava Tantra. The name means “The terror and joy of realizing oneness with the Soul,” and the text describes 112 meditations, each a doorway from our everyday life experience into contact with the sacred healing powers of our inner world.

The essence of these meditations is simple:

· Select some aspect of life that you love, and dive in

· Allow your love to attract you inward toward inspiration

· 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

Recommended reading: Roche, The Radiance Sutras: 112 Gateways to the Yoga of Wonder and Delight.

Link to Esalen Workshop Page

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The Radiance Sutras at
Kripalu in August 2015
August 23-28, a 5 - day intensive at play with The Radiance Sutras

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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.

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.

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