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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 […]

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 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 […]

Take a Stand in Eternity

A meditation on seeing God everywhere inspired by The Radiance Sutras, a new version of the vijnana bhairava tantra Minds wander. That’s what they do. Attention is dynamic by nature, always on a Quest. Hearts are always looking for love. […]

Nourishing Breath of Creation

A meditation on the rhythm of breathing inspired by The Radiance Sutras, a new translation of the vijnana bhairava tantra bharita: nourished, full, filled with Beloved, show us how incarnate beings can know infinity. This is the request of Devi, […]

Can’t Get No Satisfaction

Meditation by Dr. Lorin Roche A meditation on satisfaction and dissatisfaction inspired by The Radiance Sutras, a new translation of the vijnana bhairava tantra Tripti-yoga – “satisfaction” – (Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary, p 454) Keith Richards said something the other day […]

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