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.

Lorin & Camille

Instinctive Meditation

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

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

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“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.



RADIANCE SUTRAS MEDITATION TEACHER TRAINING – With Dr. Lorin Roche and Camille Maurine. Registration opens for the dynamic certified training with beloved meditation teachers Lorin and Camille. The training is for anyone who desires to learn more about this natural, life-affirming approach to meditation. New training group starting up in September 2018.
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LOVE'S BODY RETREAT – MEDITATION SECRETS FOR WOMEN – with Author Camille Maurine, August 10-12, 2018. Based on the book by Camille Maurine and Lorin Roche, PhD. Southern California location, private retreat center. Open to current and former participants in the Meditation Secrets for Women online course. (Sold Out)

LORIN & CAMILLE AT KRIPALU – DR. LORIN ROCHE, CAMILLE MAURINE, & COBY KOZLOWSKI: AT PLAY WITH THE RADIANCE SUTRAS - Lenox, MA, August 19-24th, 2018. Lorin, Camille, and Coby team up for this meditation immersion and training in our natural, life-affirming approach to meditation at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. Gain contact hours for our certified meditation teacher training.
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Bhakti Fest in Joshua Tree, California. Sept. 12 – 17, 2018. Lorin and Camille will be teaching two workshops: on Thursday afternoon September 13 and on Saturday afternoon, 1:30 to 3.


LORIN & CAMILLE IN AUSTRALIA – SYDNEY, BRISBANE, AND SUNSHINE COAST, October 1-19th, 2018. We will give a meditation training at InYoga in Sydney, then a weekend retreat on the Sunshine Coast with TashYoga, then a couple of evening events at Shri Yoga in Brisbane. Details forthcoming – we would love to see you there!
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December 2-9 at Black Rock in Kā‘anapali, Maui
This is a meditation teacher training and delicious retreat. It's open only to those in the Radiance Sutras Meditation Teacher Training program. (It is sold out but there is a waiting list and probably there will be several openings).

This is going to be an advanced skill-building workshop for those of you in the meditation teacher training. You'll get to practice, practice, practice, teaching in meditation, with Lorin and Camille right there to supervise. Then go swimming or go to the spa and get massaged. Camille and I have been scouting the islands, looking for great retreat spots and this is one of our favorites. It's right on the beach. We can all just walk barefoot to the water many times a day. No car needed. The Black Rock has great vibes. There are several beautiful beaches in addition to the one right in front, that one can walk to. There are lots of nearby restaurants if we get tired of the hotel restaurants.

It's in a DRY part of the islands, so less likelihood of being rained on all day. Let us know right away if this is something you want to do, and we will begin arranging. email [email protected]

February 2019 - Esalen! A 5-day retreat Love and Wonder: Meditating with The Radiance Sutras. All are invited. This was just scheduled a couple of days ago, and you Can't quite register yet at Esalen - in the next couple of months it will show up at — you can email us and let us know if you are planning on coming. email [email protected]

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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: is all about the Meditation Teacher Training Certificate Course. is all about the book and online courses. has articles and essays based on The Radiance Sutras, and vocabulary.

Meditation 24-7 has 14 guided audio meditations for your listening pleasure. There are also sections on the 21 senses, the instincts, and the Journey of Meditation. has some notes about pulsation and the theme of the Return.

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