Lorin Roche

Lorin Roche

About Lorin Roche

Dr. Lorin Roche began practicing with the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra in 1968 as part of scientific research on the physiology of meditation. He has a PhD from the University of California at Irvine, where his research focused on the language meditators generate to describe their inner experiences. He is the author of The Radiance Sutras and Meditation Made Easy. With his wife, Camille Maurine, he wrote Meditation Secrets for Women. A teacher of meditation for 46 years, Lorin’s approach centers on how to customize the practices to suit one’s individual nature. Lorin leads the Radiance Sutras Meditation Teacher Training, a 200 hour certification program registered with Yoga Alliance. Lorin teaches regularly at the Esalen Institute and around the world.

What Really Happens in Meditation

  The Thoughts that Arise in Mediation “Oh my God, it is such a relief to just sit down for a minute.” “F**K, there are a million thoughts flying everywhere.” “All I can think about is all the unfinished stuff on my to-do list.” “This can’t be right. All I can feel is the pressure [...]

By |2019-06-08T23:55:12+00:00October 30th, 2018|Meditation|0 Comments

The Art of Teaching Meditation

Photo by David Young-Wolff Millions of people want to learn to meditate, and yoga teachers may not be ready. In a typical 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training, there might be as few as one to three hours of instruction in teaching meditation; the quality of meditation instruction in yoga studios tends to reflect [...]

By |2017-01-01T20:24:29+00:00December 31st, 2016|Meditation|0 Comments

Meditation: Love and Train your Busy Brain

Photo of Marti Nikko Bradley by David Young-Wolff. Marti is meditating and wearing top by Balini Sports and pants by Bali Dog. The Sanskrit word Yoga, has a dynamic meaning that suggests joining things together for motion and power -- to get things done in the world. The first definition for yoga is [...]

By |2016-12-30T20:17:26+00:00December 29th, 2016|Meditation|0 Comments

Meditation on the Ocean

Sunset over Santa Monica Photo by Jeff Skeirik/Rawtographer The word ocean is so beautiful that it is a mantra all by itself. Listen to the sound of it––Ooooohhhhh turning into shhhhnnnnn. It has a susurration* that lends itself to meditation, a variation on OM. The physical reality of the ocean is a great [...]

By |2016-08-11T05:12:43+00:00August 8th, 2016|Meditation|0 Comments


Meditating with The Radiance Sutras One of the genius insights of yoga and meditation traditions is that we can pay attention to the flow of life through our bodies. We have the power to be intentionally self-aware at any time, in any place, in any way. Pranayama, asana, and meditation are practices designed to encourage [...]

By |2016-03-04T20:25:49+00:00March 3rd, 2016|Meditation|0 Comments

The Universe is Beautiful

Meditating with The Radiance Sutras Have you ever seen something so beautiful that you just wanted to fall down? That puppy was so cute I had to kneel down and grab him. We hiked through the forest and came upon a lake so breathtaking I had to sit down. She looked so marvelous that I [...]

By |2017-02-22T16:16:33+00:00January 25th, 2016|Meditation|0 Comments

Meditation as a Delicious Rest

Are you looking for the ultimate feeling of rest? You may find it in meditation Did you know that certain forms meditation can give you a deeper rest than deep sleep? There are actually thousands of techniques that are all lumped together under the name “meditation,”with each one has different physiological effects. Some are not [...]

By |2019-04-18T03:18:15+00:00December 1st, 2015|Meditation|0 Comments

Quest for the Inner Elixir

We all experience life’s sweet moments. These are so magical that you feel suffused with vitality and gratitude, slightly high. These flashes may come after working hard pursuing your passion – you just did a hard yoga class perfectly matched to your skill level, and now you are on your mat happy and exhausted. You [...]

By |2016-08-08T23:36:31+00:00October 26th, 2015|Meditation|0 Comments

Desire for Mischief

Using desire as an awareness tool for action.   It’s eight in the morning, and suddenly the desire for a beer pops into my consciousness. Wait, what? An image has just flashed in my awareness – a glass mug filled with an amber fluid. The mug is tilted slightly and dripping with condensation. As I [...]

By |2016-09-28T20:11:35+00:00September 29th, 2015|PRACTICE|0 Comments