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The Radiance Sutras

“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.

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 individuality. Explore and find yours. – Lorin Roche

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2017 Workshops

April 2017- May 9

Bodysurfing in Australia

photo: Mark Tipple, The Underwater Project marktipple.com

. . . and also doing some book talks and presentations on
The Radiance Sutras, Meditation Made Easy, and Meditation Secrets for Women.

April 17th to May 9th, 2017 in Australia. Lorin and Camille will be in Australia, visiting Brisbane, Sydney, and The Sunshine Coast, April 17th to May 9th, 2017.

Meditation Trainings, Workshops, and Retreats with Camille Maurine and Dr. Lorin Roche. Contact Shri Yoga, Brisbane - InYoga, Sydney - TashYoga, Sunshine Coast
InYoga Sydney
Shri Yoga in Brisbane

Tash Yoga Sunshine Coast

May 2017

May 12-14 Sutra Jam with The Radiance Sutras at
Shakti Fest in Joshua Tree, California.

June 2017

June 4-9 2017 Meditation Immersion with The Radiance Sutras at 1440 Multiversity in Santa Cruz, California.

This 5-day workshop will be a retreat for beginners and also a teacher training. register here:
Radiance Sutras at 1440 Multiversity

July 2017

July 17-22 in Ubud, Bali. Radiance Sutras Meditation training with Lorin and Camille and Emily Kuser at the Yoga Barn.
High Vibe Yoga Teacher Training

August 20-25 2017
At Play with the Radiance Sutras – A meditation teacher training and retreat.
Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health

September 2017

September 7-9
Rocking The Radiance Sutras at
Bhakti Fest in Joshua Tree, California.

October 2017

September 29th - October 1st, 2017.
Yoga On High, Columbus, Ohio

Meditating with the Radiance Sutras, including subtle movement meditation and expression guided by Camille.

November 2017

November 26th - December 1st, 2017 at Esalen in Big Sur, California.

Love and Wonder, a meditation retreat with Dr. Lorin Roche and Camille Maurine. This will be 5 luscious days of meditation immersion with the Radiance Sutras. You can select from the 112 practices those which give you the deepest renewal and rejuvenation. There will be lots of subtle movement, and playful expressive meditations, time for naps and walking meditations.

April in Australia - in Brisbane and Sydney

May 12-14 ShaktiFest in Joshua Tree, CA

June 4-9 2017 Meditation Immersion with The Radiance Sutras at 1440 near Santa Cruz, California.

July 17-22 Yoga Barn in Ubud, Bali.

August 25-30 2017
At Play with the Radiance Sutras - A Meditation Retreat and Teacher Training with Lorin Roche and Coby Kozlowski at Kripalu

September Tantra at Esalen

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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:

MeditationTT.com is all about the Meditation Teacher Training Certificate Course.

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

svarasa.com 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.

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

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