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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 ways of meditating that work for our body, heart, and soul.
Here are 112 ways. Find yours.


“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, author of
Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga

“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
Radiance 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.

"Lorin Roche is a tantric troubadour! His engaging and lively version of The Radiance Sutras captures the joy and spontaneity of the original Sanskrit and is a unique window onto the meditative experience." – David Gordon White, author of
The Alchemical Body

Here is a sample of the first 15 pages.

Events for 2015

August 23–28, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights
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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

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.

Coby Kozlowski, MA, E-RYT, is a faculty member for the Kripalu School of Yoga.

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 meditation techniques, and, when you find the style that fits your inner nature, meditation feels like the most natural thing in the world. This retreat explores 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 daily life. The teachings are playful, instinctive, down-to-earth, and transcendent.

Meet yourself where you are in a retreat that emphasizes naturalness, spontaneity, and being at home in the universe. You learn

  • A wide variety of meditation practices
  • How meditation can be more restful than sleep
  • Skills for handling emotions and sensations that arise in meditation
  • Techniques to blend meditation and movement.

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).

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
  • 25 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $30 additional charge
  • 25 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $30 additional charge

SAND - Science And Non-Duality Conference
October 22-25
San Jose, California

Instinct to Meditate
Lorin will be giving a presentation on "The Instinct to Meditate," summarizing his research with meditators who are thriving in their practice, year after year. As part of his PhD research at the University of California at Irvine, Lorin conducted hundreds of two-hour interviews with meditators of all types, simply listening as they described, moment-by-moment, what they were experiencing. One finding is that no matter what the brand of meditation you practice - Zen, Vipassana, Sikh, Christian, Catholic, yoga, Buddhism, or self-taught and self-invented, meditators who blossom over the long term seem to make subtle internal adaptations so that their technique has elements of homing, exploring, communing, bonding, resting, loving, and taking nourishment – all deeply instinctive motions of life.

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Consciousness is the greatest mystery ever encountered by humanity.
Mystics of all traditions have described consciousness as the ground of being in which the dance of life unfolds.

See more at: http://www.scienceandnonduality.com

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The music album Elixir is out, with songs based on The Radiance Sutras.

Find What Works For You

There are hundreds of techniques for meditating. The Radiance Sutras describes 112. 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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