Delight in Meditation
Meditation is a natural human instinct. It feels like love. Everyone can do it.
When you find the particular technique that suits your nature, meditation is a joy.
Find the technique that works for you. There are thousands to select from.
The skills of meditation are similar to the skills of love: how to pay tender attention,
How to welcome all human experience, how to welcome the emerging of a whole person.
Dr. Lorin Roche and Camille Maurine
Freedom in Meditation
The essence of meditation is simple: select some aspect of life’s self-renewing rhythm that you love, and dive in. Allow yourself to be attracted within, and accept everything that you experience as part of your conversation with life. Let this be the most natural thing in the world. Meditation is a bath in the essence of life so we can return to our chores refreshed and energized.
Meditation is a love relationship between your body and infinity, and it's sensual. When we welcome a breath, we engage our senses of touch, hearing, balance, smell, and taste. When we meditate on the chakras, we use our senses of inner touch, inner vision, inner hearing, and motion. When we meditate on a mantra, we use our inner hearing and touch and vision. The urge to merge, the longing to melt into love with the essence of life is one of a human being's strongest urges. It's unstoppable. There are thousands of different meditation techniques. When you practice in a way that is natural for your individuality, you feel free inside, at ease, rejuvenated.
Dr. Lorin Roche has been researching and teaching meditation for 49 years and is the author of 6 books.
Camille Maurine is a dancer and the author of Meditation Secrets for Women. Between them they have 90 years of experience teaching meditation.
Human beings are naturally good at meditation. The ability to meditate is built-in to our bodies and is instinctive. The key is to find the style, the particular doorway into meditation that works for your individual nature and life. Explore and find yours.
The Radiance Sutras – 112 Gateways into the Yoga of Wonder & Delight
Sounds True, 2014
"Lorin’s Radiance Sutras evoke spontaneous joyful insights into the nature of reality, self, and existence. I have always felt that there is a passionate heart implicit in the Sanskrit language. Lorin unfolds the underlying significance of the Vijñāna Bhairava text beautifully, revealing layers of meaning woven into poetry to awaken contact with the Soul."
– Deepak Chopra MD
“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
"I LOVE, I mean I truly LOVE Lorin Roche’s Radiance Sutras; his beautifully poetic rendition of the classic Vijñāna Bhairava text that has been handed down to us by the Kashmir nondual tradition. Lorin offers us a version that should be savored, word-by-word, slowly, deliciously, like the five-star meal it is, that’s served with only the finest and rarest of wines. His words capture the essential perfume of the indescribable mystery that is our essential nature, which has given birth to each of us, that underlies the entire cosmos. The Radiance Sutras is a book that will bring you endless days and nights of delight, joy and wonder. Certainly, this is one book I’d want if ever I was stranded on a desert island. This is a must have for your reading table, to keep close by, to savor, that reminds us of the mystery of love incarnate that we and everything around us is."
– Richard Miller, Author of Yoga Nidra
"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, author of Lilias! Yoga
"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 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
"Following the contours and resonances of the original Sanskrit terms, Dr. Lorin Roche has created a masterwork of sound and meaning. Building on the classic study of Paul Reps, who recognized the linkage between Buddhism and Kashmir Shaivism, and with homage to Swami Lakshmanjoo, the late great teacher of this sacred Tantric tradition, Roche has titled each verse, given a detailed account of each word, and provided an expansive translation that invites the reader into the state of total presence. Enjoy this work of love!"
– Christopher Key Chapple, Doshi Professor of Indic and Comparative Theology and Director, Master of Arts in Yoga Studies, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, author of Yoga and the Luminous: Patañjali's Spiritual Path to Freedom
Here is a sample of the first 15 pages.
2019 WORKSHOPS, TRAININGS, RETREATS
LOVE AND WONDER: A MEDITATION RETREAT WITH THE RADIANCE SUTRAS – Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California, February 24-March 1, 2019. Meditation Retreat and Training with Dr. Lorin Roche and Camille Maurine. Reserve your space now (this workshop is full but you can put your name on the waiting list - Esalen sometimes lets more people in at the last moment).
RADIANCE SUTRAS FLOW - An Instinctive Meditation and Movement Retreat - Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Lenox, Massachusetts. April 5–7, 2019. Register here.
SHAKTI FEST - Sutra Jam with Camille Maurine and Lorin Roche in Joshua Tree, California, May 9-13, 2019 - Shaktifest information here.
WILD SERENITY: THE GIFT OF MEDITATION FOR THE LIFE OF LOVE AND INTIMACY – 1440 Multiversity, Scotts Valley, California, June 9-14, 2019. Meditation Retreat with Camille Maurine and Lorin Roche. Go here to register
A WEEKEND WITH THE RADIANCE SUTRAS – Yoga on High, Columbus, Ohio. June 28-30th, 2019. Meditation Training with Lorin Roche and Camille Maurine. Read more and register
AT PLAY WITH THE RADIANCE SUTRAS – Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Lenox, Massachusetts. August 23-28, 2019. Meditation Retreat and Training with Dr. Lorin Roche, Camille Maurine, and Coby Kozlowski. Registration is now open!
December 6-13 on Maui at Black Rock Beach - a 7-day meditation teacher training special workshop. To register, email [email protected]
Location info here
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