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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.

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August 21-26 2016
The Radiance Sutras Five Day Retreat
at Kripalu
Lorin Roche and Coby Kozlowski

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August 21–26, 2016
Sunday–Friday: 5 nights
At Play with the Radiance Sutras
A Meditation Retreat and Teacher Training
Lorin Roche and Coby Kozlowski - visit
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Musical accompaniment by Jim Gelcer - visit
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All levels of experience are welcome. If you have a desire to learn meditation practices that suit your individuality and your inner nature, you are welcome. This workshop is also, as an option, certification hours for those wanting to improve their skills at teaching meditation.

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 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 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.

Note –– 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). For further information, visit
meditationtt.com.

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




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Sept 7-12 2016 Bhakti Fest in Joshua Tree, California
http://west.bhaktifest.com

Bhakti Fest celebrates the devotional paths of yoga, Kirtan (sacred music), and meditation. Our festival is a drug and alcohol free vehicle for evolution of human consciousness through a heart-centered revolution. Bring your yoga mats this September to the idyllic Joshua Tree Retreat Center, located in the beautiful region east of Los Angeles. Practice with the best yoga teachers in the world, dance to sacred music by world-renown Kirtan artists, and take workshops with leaders in the field of personal growth. Camp out beneath the stars or stay at one of our many accommodations on and offsite; enjoy the swimming pool and free filtered drinking water; stop in at The Bhakti Family Village and expose your children to other enlightened youth and families; enjoy the best vegetarian food at any festival. We offer Student, Senior, Military and Local Resident discounts. We are building community—please join us!





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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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