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Surprise: Meditation with the Radiance Sutras

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Unless you live in a cave, life is full of surprises. Even meditation is full of surprises. In the relaxation of meditation, we are often presented with mini-movies of whatever we are stressed about, including traumatic events from the past […]

Blockheads and Barbarians

Blockheads & Barbarians

Placing your mat in class, the teacher gives you a spiteful look. You don’t know it, but her ex-husband, to whom she is paying alimony, was walking out the door as you walked in, and she saw you smile at […]

Explorer’s Mind

Explorer's Mind Meditation

What happens when I meditate? I have two totally conflicting desires: I love to travel, and I love to be at home. Fortunately, meditation satisfies both. Minds don’t wander, they journey, and the purpose of all this travel is to […]

Radiance Sutras: Mighty Shakti

Mighty Shakti

Just for a moment, let’s breathe in awe and delight with Shakti, for She is power and always awesome. In English, we might refer to her as “Mother Nature.” We are all powered by Shakti, and when we practice Yoga, […]

The Cosmic Playground


Yoga As Your Box of Toys Come on kids! Let’s meditate on the outward appearance of the body (rupa) and give ourselves the power of invisibility. (Yoga Sutras 3.21) We can be like Invisible Woman and sneak around — no […]

The Celebrity Instinct

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The Celebrity Instinct Meditation by Dr. Lorin Roche  A meditation from The Radiance Sutras, on people we love. Johnny Depp. Natalie Portman. Robert Pattinson. Jennifer Lawrence. Denzel Washington. Angelina Jolie. Leonardo DiCaprio. Scarlett Johansson. Are you daydreaming about an actor? Have you […]

The Marriage of Passion and Peace

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A meditation on lust, anger, bewilderment, and intoxication From The Radiance Sutras, a new version of the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra By Dr. Lorin Roche She drives you wild, out of your mind. You are crazy over him. She cast her […]

Pain as Portal

By Dr. Lorin Roche Ouch. Ooooooowwwwwwwwwwwch. The mantra of pain. Hurt happens. In sports, we can get blistered, sprained, sunburned, and bruised. When we are cooking, we can get cut, burned, shocked, stung, pepper in the nose, onion in the eyes. […]

The Expedition Within

Meditation by Dr. Lorin Roche When Buddha sat down to meditate, it was just his lonesome self and the Bo tree. The perfect yoga retreat. No one around for miles. Inner peace at last! Good to go, right? What could […]

Gratitude for the Inner Flame

Meditation by Dr. Lorin Roche A Meditation with The Flame Mantra from the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra I hate winter. Always have. Let me count the ways: There is less daylight. You have to wear more clothes – more than just […]

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