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...

The Radiance Sutras

112 Gateways to the Yoga of Wonder and Delight

Lorin Roche

from Sounds True

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The gateways to wonder and delight are flung open wide for all to enter. At once a beautiful love song and an encyclopedia of yogic techniques, the cherished text known as the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra shimmers with new effulgence in Lorin Roche's The Radiance Sutras. Lorin brings us his unique perspective on each of 112 Sanskrit teachings, along with his one-of-a-kind guidance in how to meditate with, embody, and practice them—what he describes as "answering the call of the sutras you love."

Here is an invitation to experience directly the ecstatic depths of yoga as revealed by the divine partners Shiva and Shakti, through an intimate exploration of:

  • The divinity that is permeating your body at this very moment
  • The alchemical power of Sanskrit
  • Yoga meditation—harmonizing all the elements and levels of your being
  • The depths of your connection to the energies of life

Taken as a whole, this teaching is startling in its breadth and the huge range of human experience that it encompasses. This is a book to savor one phrase at a time, over a period of days or years or a lifetime. With The Radiance Sutras, yoga and meditation students everywhere can nurture their own relationship with these living wisdom teachings.

Product details

Softcover Book:
Contents Paperback book (386 pages)
Date Published August 01, 2014
ISBN-10 1-60407-659-3
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-659-2
Dimensions 6 x 9 inches
Product Codes 2341, k2341, bk02341
Digital Book:
Contents eBook (386 pages)
Date Published August 01, 2014
Product Codes 2341w, k2341w, bk02341w

Customer Reviews

By Jean M
Date Added: Sunday 19 October 2014
I also have Sally Kempton's incredibly wonderful meditations on the Vijnana Bhairava. Together, these two works form a powerful combo. Lorin Roche's translations are stunning in their poetic power to transport the reader into the intended experience. Beautiful.
By Sharon F
Date Added: Monday 13 October 2014
Breathtaking verse...
By Terri
Date Added: Monday 6 October 2014
It’s hard to put into words the place this book holds in my heart.

It’s the first book I turn to when I am feeling lost and want to find my way back to center, to what really matters.

When I need to be reassured of the great and beautiful mystery of this world, the expansive dance of this life. And my place in it.

I open it randomly to a short sutra - the words vibrate with deep, playful wisdom. It ignites the heart; it nourishes the soul. And illuminates the way back home.

I give a copy to everyone I love.
Thank you, Lorin, for this beautiful book.
And thank you, Sounds True, for a digital version that I can always have with me!

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