Events with Lorin












Past Events



December 2-6 2016 in Long Island, New York. At Absolute Yoga, absoluteyogastudio.com   
  • Meditation Made Easy, Friday December 2 6pm-9pm
  • The Radiance Sutras Workshop. Saturday December 3, 12pm-6pm and Sunday December 4, 12pm-6pm
register here.




October 9 2016 1pm to 6pm, in Ocean Beach, California. Meditation Teacher Training at Elka Yoga. We will be playing with The Radiance Sutras and exploring what appeals to each person. Register here $60 or $75 at the door. SOLD OUT

October 16 in Santa Monica. Meditation for Lovers of Life. Paul Teodo and Leah Santa Cruz are organizing it. Info here

October 22
, 2016 Camille and Lorin will be presenting The Radiance Sutras on Saturday October 22 at the SAND conference in San Jose, California. 11:50 to 12:30 in the Morgan Hill Room. Information and register here

Read an essay on the SAND website:
Where Body Meets Infinity

October 27
2016 at Loyola Marymount University. Lorin will be presenting information about using meditation to balance your life energies, with Siva Mohan and Felicia Tomasko in their Ayurvedic Studies class. Info here.

November 5 2016 at Loyola Marymount University. In the Yoga Teacher Training with Terra Gold.

November 11-13
 2016 in Ridgefield Connecticut. The Radiance Sutras. Meditation Teacher Training and workshop. At the Yoga Shala (203) 240-5412.
  • Friday 5-8 pm
  • Saturday 10 am-1pm and 2pm-5pm
  • Sunday 11:30 am-3:30pm
13 Contact hours for Yoga Alliance Meditation Teacher Training.


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November 20 2016 at Ceremony Meditation in Venice, California, 4-7 pm.
Ceremony is at 417 Rose Ave in Venice, CA 90291





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

register
here.

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
Cobyk.com
Musical accompaniment by Jim Gelcer - visit
gelcer.com

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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May 26-29 2016 Lightning in a Bottle
Lorin will give a talk –– Meditation as Microdosing





Beyond Tantra: Integrating Science, Spirit and Sexuality
Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California
March 20-25, 2016

Science Spirit and Sexuality

Join Shauna Shapiro, Margo Anand, and Lorin Roche as we weave together ancient wisdom traditions of Tantra and meditation with modern neuroscience. Think of Tantra as a loom – the framework for weaving together the threads of body and soul, spirituality and sexuality, and individuality and universality.

This workshop is designed to expand your understanding of sexual energy to bring about the deepest transformation, joy, and healing. You will be taught simple yet potent meditation and tantric practices to experience the nature of ecstatic vibration as an energy that can be channeled and transformed to bring about greater states of health, creativity, and vitality. You will also learn about revolutionary research in neuroscience that offers this hopeful message: We can change and reshape our brain to live lives of greater energy, ecstasy, compassion, and joy. As a group, we will immerse ourselves in the practice of being fully present, re-training our minds, hearts, and bodies toward pathways of greater sensual aliveness, greater compassion, gratitude, and joy. Esalen’s natural beauty will support us as we engage in sunset meditations, listen to the sounds of the ocean, walk through the vibrant gardens, and open ourselves to the wildness and wisdom of nature. This workshop will deepen our connection with ourselves, one another, and the larger web of life. Be prepared for unexpected delight.

Please note: This is a meditation workshop, we will be wearing clothes.

register here

Saturday Feb. 20th in San Diego: Meditation Teacher Training

MODERN-DAY MEDITATION AND TANTRA WORKSHOP
with Lorin Roche
Saturday Feb. 20th 1:30 - 6:30pm

Meditation is the instinct to savor life's beauty and wonder. This is a workshop devoted to the skills of meditation and teaching meditation.

Dr. Roche is the author of The Radiance Sutras, Meditation Made Easy, Breath Taking, and Whole Body Meditations. With his wife, Camille Maurine, he is the author of Meditation Secrets for Women and Meditation 24/7. Dr. Roche coaches individuals wishing to evolve their daily meditation practice and trains Yoga teachers to effectively teach meditation.

Lorin is a master of modern-day meditation and tantra. Don't miss this opportunity to discover The Radiance Sutras and Meditation Made Easy by this amazing author and teacher. Lorin will have his books available and be available for book signing!



Wild Serenity in Love
Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California
January 24-29, 2016


To live and love fully takes courage and all the inner resources one can muster. Embodied practices such as meditation and movement bolster the heart and inspire the expression of love in all its forms. Life is relationship — with the self, nature, creativity, and one another. Meditation can be defined as intimacy with life. Through meditation we pay attention to the current of vitality and love flowing through us, and ride it inward to our essences. This is an instinctive ability and we all can do it. Nature is wild and serene, and so too is our inner nature. In this approach, you embrace the fullness of being — vastness and vulnerability, sensuality, and surging power. The course alternates sitting and moving meditations that gently awaken the senses, open flow in the body, and stretch the mind in wonder and awe.

This workshop is for everyone on the path of intimacy. Drawing on four decades of teaching and thirty years of relationship, authors Maurine and Roche will share their experience with humor and compassion. If you want to tap into more joy and inspiration, if you long for more intimacy with yourself and others, then perhaps it’s time for Wild Serenity in Love. This course is also useful for those in the helping professions.

Recommended reading: Maurine and Roche, Meditation Secrets for Women; Roche, The Radiance Sutras and Meditation Made Easy.

Esalen is the most physically rejuvenating place I know.



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Registration has opened at Esalen, so put it on your calendar and send me an email - [email protected]



FEBRUARY 6-12, 2016
A FEAST FOR THE SENSES:
With Coby Kozlowski
AN ECSTATIC MEDITATION, MOVEMENT, AND MAMMA-EARTH RETREAT

“All around you, in every moment the world is offering you a feast for the senses”—

Join this 7-day (6-night) retreat to where we will unplug to plug-in. Come uplift your spirits and tap into the pulse of life as you celebrate, flow, move, dance, surf, play, sing, and meditate like never before.

This is a journey and experience of living life fully, letting the entire self be expressed, and soaking in the bliss of being alive.

During our time together you will experience:

Morning meditation
Silent breakfasts to soak in the joy of a new day
Daily yoga, meditation, or philosophy interactive lectures
Ecstatic Prana Dance
1 surfing lesson and daily beach trips
3 delicious meals a day
Singing your heart out in our ecstatic meditations—bring your instruments to play along!
Free time to journal, explore, receive a spa treatment or join other Costa Rican excursions
Lots of laughing, story telling, wonderful people, and time to simply chill out!
DATES: FEBRUARY 6-12, 2016

Where: Costa Rica Yoga Spa www.costaricayogaspa.com (it is a 10 minute drive away from the beach, but we will have daily beach trips)

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2015

SAND - Science And Non-Duality Conference
October 22-25 2015
San Jose, California
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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 – the deep instinctive motions of life.

SAND Lorin Roche


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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










Events for 2016




Wild Serenity in Love
Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California
January 24-29, 2016


To live and love fully takes courage and all the inner resources one can muster. Embodied practices such as meditation and movement bolster the heart and inspire the expression of love in all its forms. Life is relationship — with the self, nature, creativity, and one another. Meditation can be defined as intimacy with life. Through meditation we pay attention to the current of vitality and love flowing through us, and ride it inward to our essences. This is an instinctive ability and we all can do it. Nature is wild and serene, and so too is our inner nature. In this approach, you embrace the fullness of being — vastness and vulnerability, sensuality, and surging power. The course alternates sitting and moving meditations that gently awaken the senses, open flow in the body, and stretch the mind in wonder and awe.

This workshop is for everyone on the path of intimacy. Drawing on four decades of teaching and thirty years of relationship, authors Maurine and Roche will share their experience with humor and compassion. If you want to tap into more joy and inspiration, if you long for more intimacy with yourself and others, then perhaps it’s time for Wild Serenity in Love. This course is also useful for those in the helping professions.

Recommended reading: Maurine and Roche, Meditation Secrets for Women; Roche, The Radiance Sutras and Meditation Made Easy.

Esalen is the most physically rejuvenating place I know.

Esalen coast
Registration just opened at Esalen, so put it on your calendar and send me an email - [email protected]




Beyond Tantra: Integrating Science, Spirit and Sexuality
Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California
March 20-25
Science Spirit and Sexuality

Join Shauna Shapiro, Margo Anand, and Lorin Roche as we weave together ancient wisdom traditions of Tantra and meditation with modern neuroscience. Think of Tantra as a loom – the framework for weaving together the threads of body and soul, spirituality and sexuality, and individuality and universality.

This workshop is designed to expand your understanding of sexual energy to bring about the deepest transformation, joy, and healing. You will be taught simple yet potent meditation and tantric practices to experience the nature of ecstatic vibration as an energy that can be channeled and transformed to bring about greater states of health, creativity, and vitality. You will also learn about revolutionary research in neuroscience that offers this hopeful message: We can change and reshape our brain to live lives of greater energy, ecstasy, compassion, and joy. As a group, we will immerse ourselves in the practice of being fully present, re-training our minds, hearts, and bodies toward pathways of greater sensual aliveness, greater compassion, gratitude, and joy. Esalen’s natural beauty will support us as we engage in sunset meditations, listen to the sounds of the ocean, walk through the vibrant gardens, and open ourselves to the wildness and wisdom of nature. This workshop will deepen our connection with ourselves, one another, and the larger web of life. Be prepared for unexpected delight.

Please note: This is an experiential, fully-clothed workshop.

register here



















PAST events - 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

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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.

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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.

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).

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





Bhakti Fest West
BHAKTI WEST
SEPTEMBER 9 – 14, 2015
West Coast Bhakti Fest, Joshua Tree, California

Join Lorin and Camille in playing with The Radiance Sutras at
Bhakti Fest in Joshua Tree. In these workshops, we will be improvising with the Sutras, exploring the relationship we have in this moment with life’s inward and outward call, letting the text remind us of the richness of the life force permeating our bodies at all times.


Wonder Friday 9-11 12 noon to 1:30 PM Workshop Hall 2. The sense of inquiry, awe, amazement, and wonder as opening the doors of perception.
Adventure Saturday 9-12 11 AM to 12:30PM Workshop hall 3. Embracing each moment as a surprising journey, expedition, and pilgrimage to the holy now.
Elixir Sunday 9-13  11 AM to 12:30 Workshop Hall 1. Savoring the juicy essence of life, soma, the body’s own natural happy chemicals.

Wonder opens the doors of perception. Vismaya, “wonder, surprise, amazement, bewilderment, perplexity.”

The sense of
Adventure is openness to experience, willingness to embrace each moment as yatra (yātrā), a journey, march, expedition, pilgrimage.

Soma, the juicy
elixir of life, is a byproduct of being in love with the essence of life. Mythically, soma “juice, extract, juice of the soma plant” is the exhilarating psychedelic herb that gives visions. Physiologically, soma is the body’s own natural capacity for divine perception.








SAND - Science And Non-Duality Conference
October 22-25
San Jose, California
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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 – the deep instinctive motions of life.

SAND Lorin Roche


sand sanskrit
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



Past Events



The Radiance Sutras at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California
June 19-21 2015
Friday night through Sunday noon
with Camille Maurine and Dave Stringer

Join author Lorin Roche, his dancer-yogini wife Camille Maurine, and musician-songwriter Dave Stringer for a weekend of meditation, movement, and song. Come sing your heart out, dance, and rock the poetry of one of the most beautiful yoga texts in existence.

Come play in the luminous world of The Radiance Sutras, a sensuous, poetic version of a classic yoga text, the Vijñana Bhairava Tantra. The name means “The terror and joy of realizing oneness with the Soul,” and the text describes 112 meditations, each a doorway from our everyday life experience into contact with the sacred healing powers of our inner world.

The essence of these meditations is simple:

· Select some aspect of life that you love, and dive in

· Allow your love to attract you inward toward inspiration

· 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

Recommended reading: Roche, The Radiance Sutras: 112 Gateways to the Yoga of Wonder and Delight.

Link to Esalen Workshop Page

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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

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The Embraceable Universe



by Dr. Lorin Roche

When the dog jumps up on your lap, how do you hold her? What about when the cat glides onto your lap? When you are walking down the street and see a friend, how do you hug him? What if it has been a really long time and you are flooded with surprise and delight? Or if it is a “shaking-hands” kind of relationship, what is the quality of that contact? How do you hold a baby, a 5-year old child, a teenage boy? And when you are alone with your lover, how do you hold them?

Holding is a sweet science. In every moment, each creature in our lives, every being, needs and deserves a different way of being held. A different nuance of holding is called for in every instant – holding tight, or touching lightly. When we are away from the people we love, we hold them in our hearts and cherish the communion. Holding is not just physical, it is mental, emotional, passionate and sensitive.

Yoga, our favorite word, refers to physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual holding. The Sanskrit root of yoga is yuj, “to join, unite, connect, to embrace," and a range of extended meanings including, "exciting, an exciter.” This makes sense because where there is union, there is an exciting embrace, a continuous continuum of communion. (Yuj, along with yoga, have vast semantic range. These links are to the Monier-Williams Sanskrit English Dictionary online.)

Dharana is “holding, keeping in remembrance,” and is one of the angas (limb, member, subordinate division or department) of yoga. Dharana invites us to pay attention to a thousand ways of holding – hold a pose, hold your breath, hold the sound of a mantra (tool of thought) in your awareness, hold the image of a mandala (circle) or yantra (diagram) in your mind’s eye. In meditation, select an aspect of the life force – pranashakti – you love, hold it in your awareness, and then allow yourself to dissolve into it. While you are practicing meditation, the manner of holding changes as rapidly as when we are holding anything in the outer world – a continual adjustment and dance of responsiveness, changing many times per second.

Meditation is intimacy with the energies of life. When we practice, we are in close communion with the vibrancy of pranashakti. As with any intimate relationship, we are continually called to improve our skills at noticing and responding to the ever-changing moods of our lover. In each moment, there is a particular way of embracing, cherishing, and adoring the rhythm. For example, if we are alert, each moment of breathing is an interplay of nourishing, purifying, soothing, exciting, inspiring, and informing. When we breathe in, we embrace the incoming air and may hold it for an instant at the end of the inhalation; when we breathe out we give our breath to the world. At the end of the exhalation, in that emptiness, we may experience being held by the ocean of air. An essential gift of the experience of holding is being held by something larger, embraced by the benevolent forces of creation.

Many kinds of people in the world are skilled at touching. Dancers are in touch with every part of the body as it moves. Race car drivers have incredible kinesthetic awareness of the vibration of the engine as it comes through their feet, legs, and seat, and can feel the road with their fingertips. People who love babies know how to hold them just right. Horse riders and whisperers can communicate with the animals through minute touches of their hands and legs. Musicians of all kinds know how to caress their instrument, whether they are touching strings, drums, or keyboards. Sex is an unlimited universe of touching, holding, and embracing. We all love touch, each in our own way, and touch is ecstasy.

Embracing, holding, touching – these are central skills to meditative practice. What we learn in the outer world, as we greet our friends, hang out with people we love, and interact with animals, teaches us how to be in touch with the inner world. Over the past 45 years of teaching meditation, it is always great fun to work with people who are skilled at touch because their ability to tolerate intimacy lets them become advanced meditators, right from the beginning. They may have only been meditating for a day, but when I listen to them describe their experiences with touching and being touched by the flow of prana in their bodies, it sounds like poetry, and a fresh revelation of the yoga texts. Meditation invites us to engage with the internal music of mantras, the inner massage of breathing, and the inner artwork of mandala visualizations. Paying attention in this way, we continually learn subtle nuances of what it is to hold and cherish one another.

The wrong approach to meditation can damage your capacity for intimacy. There are thousands of styles and techniques of meditation, and many of them were developed as a support for those on the path of denial and detachment. For centuries, meditation teachers have tended to be lonely males who are out of touch and desperately lonely. They set themselves up as gurus in order to have control over other people, because they know so little about a relationship built on equality. This is the Wizard of Oz complex – a lost professor who puts up a screen and creates a grandiose persona. This particular type is over-represented in the field of meditation, and the language they use tends to be distancing, cold, and elitist.

The best meditation teachers are those who are good at intimate communion, in whatever field interests them: sex, babies, therapy, sports, music. Blind people would be great meditation teachers because of their alertness to sound and touch. So come on, all you people who are good at embracing in any realm: learn to meditate, and learn to teach meditation in a life-affirming way, and bring the warmth of your love of life to this aspect of yoga. We need you.




Past Events




Shakti Fest
May 15-17 2015 in Joshua Tree, California

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Bodysurfing in Australia March 22-26
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photo by the amazing Mark Tipple



Bali Spirit Festival - link
Ubud, Bali - March 31-April 5 2015

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This is Lorin's first time presenting at BaliSpirit Festival and this year he will be co-presenting with Margot Anand.

Dr. Lorin Roche has been involved in a love affair with the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra since 1968. Set as a conversation between The Goddess and Bhairava, the VBT is a classic yoga text describing 112 different approaches or doorways into meditation. Lorin encountered the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra, and began meditating and doing yoga, as part of scientific research at the University of California. He was trained as a meditation teacher in 1970, and has been sharing the delight ever since. His work focuses on individual differences, helping each person find the meditation practices and styles that help them to thrive. He has a PhD from the University of California at Irvine for his studies of the language meditators use to describe their inner experiences. Dr. Roche is the author of Meditation Made Easy, (HarperOne, 1998); with his wife, Camille Maurine, he wrote Meditation Secrets for Women (HarperOne, 2001). The Radiance Sutras, a new version of the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra, has been published by Sounds True. Lorin and his yogini shaktini wife, Camille Maurine, live in Marina del Rey, California.
Lorin Roche
Tantra Yoga – USA

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co-presenting with Lorin Roche.

Margot Anand is an internationally acclaimed authority on Tantra, best-selling author, and much-beloved teacher and founder of SkyDancing Tantra®. Margot’s books, videos, CDs and DVDs are widely regarded as the seminal teachings for integrating spirituality and sexuality and for cultivating the art of ecstatic living. Her popular books are available in numerous languages, and include
The Art of Everyday Ecstasy, The Art of Sexual Ecstasy, The Art of Sexual Magic, Sexual Ecstasy: The Art of Orgasm. Margot just released her 3-disc DVD trilogy, “The Secret Keys to the Ultimate Love Life,” to inspire a whole new generation of lovers as well as offer a refresher with some fun new twists to longtime students of her classic methods.

A native of France, is particularly appreciated for her ability to bring healing, lightness, fun, and passion to the workshop atmosphere. Margot is the founder of eight SkyDancing Tantra Institutes worldwide. Margot Anand has appeared on many national (CNN, CNBC, ABC) and international (France, Germany, England) television and radio programs and has been featured as a keynote speaker at many prestigious national and international conferences. She has been interviewed by and quoted in numerous magazines and newspapers, including
The Wall Street Journal, TIME, Conscious Life, and Cosmopolitan magazines.

Margot currently lives in Bali where she occasionally coaches private individuals and couples.
For more information, please see:
www.margotanand.com

Margot Anand
Tantra, Relationships & Sexuality - FRANCE





Elixir Release Party
Thursday, February 26 7:30 PM 2015
FULL CIRCLE VENICE
305 Rose Avenue
Venice CA 90291
Buy tickets
here.
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Songs Kirtan Celebration Sutra Poetry Jam DJ Reception 

Join us for the Release of "Elixir: Music from the Radiance Sutras" and upcoming U.S. Elixir Tour Launch on Thursday, February 26th at the 
The Museum of Flying in Santa Monica, CA featuring and interactive night of song, Kirtan and Sutra Poetry Jam with Dave Stringer & Donna De Lory. Guests will also experience readings with Dr. Lorin Roche translator of the Radiance Sutras and Camille Maurine as they ecstatically explore the meaning and practices of the Sutras.

Also featuring Dave Allen, Mark Gorman, James Harrah, 
Sheela Bringi & Jeff Andrews. 

In association with 
Sounds True.

Listen to a track from ELIXIR at
iTunes.

Buy tickets here.



Bhakti Fest in Joshua Tree, California
September 4-7 2014
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October 5–10, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

At Play with the Radiance Sutras: A Meditation Retreat and Teacher Training

Lorin Roche and Coby Kozlowski
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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. Together, he and Camille Maurine are the authors… full bio & programs
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Coby Kozlowski, MA, E-RYT, is a Kripalu faculty member and director of Kripalu’s 200- and 500-hour yoga teacher training programs. Her vibrant style as a life coach trainer, yoga, dance, and meditation educator, inspirational speaker,… full bio & programs
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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 techniques, and, when you find the style that fits your inner nature, meditation feels like the most natural thing in the world. In this retreat, explore 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 the midst of daily life. The teachings are playful, instinctive, both down-to-earth and transcendent.
In this retreat, you learn
  • A wide variety of meditation practices so you can pick the one you need each day
  • Ways that meditation can be more restful than sleep
  • Skills for handling the emotions and sensations that arise in meditation
  • Techniques to blend meditation and movement.
Come meet yourself where you are in a retreat that emphasizes naturalness, spontaneity, and being at home in the universe.
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 www.lorinroche.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.
CE Credits
This program is eligible for
  • 23 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $30 additional charge
  • 23 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $30 additional charge

Visit
Kripalu.org for more information and to register


Keep alert for the next incarnation of this workshop:
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December 13, 2014

THE RADIANT BODY - at Prana Yoga in La Jolla California



Saturday 12/13/14 11:45 AM to 4:45 PM (that’s 12 13 14 at a bit before 12)

The message of the chakras (energy centers) is very simple: your entire body, from head to toe, is sacred, pulsating with light and delight, and your yoga practice can be a celebration of this embodiment. Meditation is an effortless and natural rejoicing in the body’s ability to heal and rejuvenate itself. In this workshop,you will learn how to create a meditation practice that goes with your inner nature.

We will be exploring the subtle energies of the body in a series of playful meditations and pranayama exercises. We will be looking at traditional yogic maps of the chakras and modern scientific maps of the nerves, and doing meditations so that you can make your own map of your body, because everyone is different.

Prepare yourself for one startling insight after the other. For example, that meditation is a relief, not an effort. Minds do not wander during meditation, every movement of attention is part of the process. Most of what people think as noise in their heads is actually just the chakras talking to each other and lining up their sequences to do the movements of life.

In meditation, everyone is a beginner, in every moment - because the nature of the life force is to be dynamic, ever-evolving, always moving forward into exciting new levels of perception and expression. You are welcome to come whether you consider yourself a total beginner or an expert.

REQUIRED: The Radiance Sutras: 112 Gateways to the Yoga of Wonder and Delight (Sounds True, 2014). The Radiance Sutras is a fresh version of the classic yoga text, Vijnana Bhairava Tantra, which presents 112 methods of approaching yoga meditation.

Lorin Roche has been teaching meditation for more than 40 years, and practicing Tantra for all that time with great delight. He is married to Camille Maurine, with whom he wrote Meditation Secrets for Women. Lorin is also the author of The Radiance Sutras, Meditation Made Easy, Whole Body Meditations, and Breath Taking. Dr. Roche has a Ph.D. from the University of California where he did research on the language of meditative experience.

pranayoga
1041 Silverado Street
La Jolla, CA 92037
call 858.456.2806 to register
email [email protected]
http://www.prana-yoga.com
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