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The Radiance Sutras: 112 Gateways to the Yoga of Wonder and Delight by [Roche, Lorin]
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"Lorin Roche's rendition of the Vijnana Bhairavais truly radiant, filled with insight and poetry, and illumined by the power of his practice."
-SALLY KEMPTON
Author of Meditation for the Love of It

"It's like feeling and reading Shakti in print."
-LILIAS FOLAN
Author of Yoga Gets Better with Age

"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 and luminous verses you will ever read."
-Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart
"If you are wild and longing for a more profound experience of love, this book is the perfect companion and teacher. If you're afraid to explore the inner reaches of your heart but long for that freedom, you can trust the magnificent journey The Radiance Sutras offer. You will be blessed by this book-it will forever change you in the most positive, surprising ways." -Judith Orloff, MD, author of The Ecstasy of Surrender
"Lorin Roche's poetic renderings of the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra are a gift to anyone who loves the inner world. They arise from the currents of his own meditation, grounded in deep practice. These verses can draw light into your sitting practice and shed wisdom into your days. Keep this book by your bed, hold its inspiration in your heart, and let these verses pulse through your life with the radiance of the tantric revelation."
-Sally Kempton, author of Meditation for the Love of It and Awakening Shakti
"The most inspiring rendering of the Vijnana Bhairava I have ever encountered. Juicy, hip, intelligent, and the best companion for your daily life. We all need daily reminders to 'celebrate the boundary where body meets infinity.'"
-Margot Anand, author of The Art of Everyday Ecstasy
"Lorin Roche is a tantric troubadour! His engaging and lively versions of The Radiance Sutras capture the joy and spontaneity of the original Sanskrit and are a unique window onto the meditative experience."
-David Gordon White, author of SinisterYogis and Kiss of the Yogini
"A treasure trove of invaluable spiritual jewels. Pick up any of these jewels and behold, as precious esoteric knowledge suffuses your entire being with ineffable joy, love, and 'knowing.'"
-Raz Ingrasci, chairman, Hoffman Institute International
"Lorin Roche's rendition of the Vijnana Bhairavais truly radiant, filled with insight and poetry, and illumined by the power of his practice."
-Sally Kempton, author of Meditation for the Love of It

Meditation teacher Roche (Meditation Made Easy) gives a contemporary interpretation of an ancient text: the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra. The book includes an incisive foreword by yoga luminary Shiva Rea, who observes that following even one of the titular sutra is "enough to change a life." Roche explains that he calls the text "The Radiance Sutras" because the writings are so luminous: the compendium is set as conversation between two lovers, Shiva and Shakti, and covers breathing, tasting sleeping, making love, and sensory vehicles for "realizing your nature." With each entry presented in Part One, Roche includes the Sanskrit script, transliteration, and pronunciation. Part Two, "Invitations and Illuminations," offers 112 meditation practices (yuktis) that guide readers toward falling in love with their own existence. Readers with advanced meditation experience will appreciate the intensity of Roche's knowledge of and experience with this ancient text, and newcomers will be drawn to the beauty and radiance of the verses, as well as the accessibility and creativity of the practices.
-Publisher's Weekly

"Meditation teacher Roche ("Meditation Made Easy) "gives a contemporary interpretation of an ancient text: the "Vijnana Bhairava Tantra. "The book includes an incisive foreword by yoga luminary Shiva Rea, who observes that following even one of the titular sutra is 'enough to change a life.' Roche explains that he calls the text 'The Radiance Sutras' because the writings are so luminous: the compendium is set as conversation between two lovers, Shiva and Shakti, and covers breathing, tasting sleeping, making love, and sensory vehicles for realizing your nature. With each entry presented in Part One, Roche includes the Sanskrit script, transliteration, and pronunciation. Part Two, 'Invitations and Illuminations, ' offers 112 meditation practices ("yuktis) "that guide readers toward falling in love with their own existence. Readers with advanced meditation experience will appreciate the intensity of Roche s knowledge of and experience with this ancient text, and newcomers will be drawn to the beauty and radiance of the verses, as well as the accessibility and creativity of the practices." "Publishers Weekly""

If you love Rumi, Hafiz, The Tao, if you love words dancing out of the mystery, welcome to "TheRadianceSutras" these are among the most profound and luminous verses you will ever read. JackKornfield, author of "A Path with Heart" If you are wild and longing for a more profound experience of love, this book is the perfect companion and teacher. If you re afraid to explore the inner reaches of your heart but long for that freedom, you can trust the magnificent journey "The Radiance Sutras" offer. You will be blessed by this book it will forever change you in the most positive, surprising ways. Judith Orloff, MD, author of "The Ecstasy of Surrender" Lorin Roche s poetic renderings of the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra are a gift to anyone who loves the inner world. They arise from the currents of his own meditation, grounded in deep practice. These verses can draw light into your sitting practice and shed wisdom into your days. Keep this book by your bed, hold its inspiration in your heart, and let these verses pulse through your life with the radiance of the tantric revelation. Sally Kempton, author of "Meditation for the Love of It" and "Awakening Shakti" "The most inspiring rendering of the Vijnana Bhairava I have ever encountered. Juicy, hip, intelligent, and the best companion for your daily life. We all need daily reminders to celebrate the boundary where body meets infinity. Margot Anand, author of "The Art of Everyday Ecstasy" Lorin Roche is a tantric troubadour! His engaging and lively versions of "The Radiance Sutras" capture the joy and spontaneity of the original Sanskrit and are a unique window onto the meditative experience. David Gordon White, author of "Sinister Yogis "and "Kiss of the Yogini" "A" treasure trove of invaluable spiritual jewels.Pick up any of these jewels and behold, as precious esoteric knowledge suffuses your entire being with ineffable joy, love, and knowing. Raz Ingrasci, chairman, Hoffman Institute International"

About the Author

Lorin Roche

Lorin Roche signed up for a research project on the physiology of meditation in 1968 when he was eighteen years old and has been a meditator ever since. He teaches a form of practice that he calls Instinctive Meditation, which works with each person's uniqueness from the inside out. Lorin has written several popular books including "Meditation Made Easy."Shiva Rea

Shiva Rea teaches vinyasa flow yoga worldwide. She has studied many forms of yoga and dance in India, Africa, Nepal, Jamaica, and Bali. She is a well-known contributor to "Yoga Journal" and holds an MA in Dance from UCLA's World Arts and Cultures Program, where she also teaches.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6509 KB
  • Print Length: 404 pages
  • Publisher: Sounds True; 1st edition (1 Aug. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00M3HWIYO
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
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When I first happened upon this beautiful book it completely reinvigorated and illuminated my almost 20 years of yoga practice. There were - and continue to be: it requires and invites many re-readings - many "aha!" moments. If you're a yoga practitioner with a desire to be present in the world, to engage with your relationships and find meaning off the mat, as opposed to wanting to retire to contemplate your navel in a cave in splendid isolation, you'll find many gems here.

However. There is a serious problem with the presentation of this book as somehow simultaneously a "translation", a "version" and an "interpretation" of the ancient Tantrik text known as the Vijnanabhairavatantra. These terms are not interchangeable. Lorin Roche, while undoubtedly a skilled writer and a devoted student of the text, is not a Sanskrit scholar (the language of the original text). But this fact is glossed over and obscured throughout the book. The result is that it appears to be something that it isn't (interesting that it's published by "Sounds True"!), and so in some ways it joins the ever-expanding pool of literature on yoga that has subtly twisted concepts that modern practitioners might find difficult, perhaps unpalatable, into something more sexy, convenient and "follow-your-bliss"-y. It also, I think, contravenes the yoga yama satya, which means truthfulness, honesty.

Lorin describes the process he goes through to arrive at his presentation of each sutra, and, although I'm certainly not a Sanskrit scholar, I know his to be a highly idiosyncratic, personal and creative process. Nothing wrong with this, except that in academic terms, this is known as "doing violence to the text". (Ivory towers, yes, but you get the point).
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This book is astounding....a totally ALIVE interpretation of this ancient and timeless text. Each page you red will imbibe you with the nectar of these meditations and fill you with love and truth. This book would be my Desert Island book...if I could only take one with me this would be it!
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Wonderful, beautiful, inspiring. I feel as I make my way through this book, I will learn a lot.
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