The Radiance Sutras

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.

Author: Lorin Roche

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 1622031660

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 400

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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.

The Radiance Sutras

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.

Author: Lorin Roche


ISBN: 9781604076592

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 386

View: 293

New commentaries on each of the 112 Sanskrit teachings that capture the sacred exchange between Shiva and Shakti provide an intimate exploration of the depths of yoga and meditation.

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali a Visual Meditation

As with the first book, this book, Book Two, Sadhana Pādah, On Practice is both a traditional, well-informed, translation with commentary, and it is sophisticated art book, with full color, full page reproductions of the beautiful and ...

Author: Melissa Townsend

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781974507092

Category: Yoga

Page: 150

View: 591

"Continuing the project of working with the Yoga Sutras via painting them, as well as translating the Sanskrit, Book Two, Sadhana Padah, “On Practice,” is probably the most well-known of the 4 books comprising the Yoga Sutras. As with the first book, this book, Book Two, Sadhana Pādah, On Practice is both a traditional, well-informed, translation with commentary, and it is sophisticated art book, with full color, full page reproductions of the beautiful and evocative paintings, one for each sutra, created as meditative guides in response to the author’s years of work, studying, working with, and translating the Yoga Sutras. The sutras themselves are in the original Devanagari, with transliteration, translation and succinct, accessible, grounded commentary, which draws upon author and artist Melissa Townsend’s 35+ years of spiritual practice. The work of Sanskrit and of the Yoga Sutras is to push one along the path towards Enlightenment. To this end, the Yoga Sutras “mean” both exactly what they “say,” and each one means infinitely more. That, “infinitely more,” is expressed through the remarkable artwork in this book."--Provided by publisher.

Tending the Heart Fire

19. The Bhagavad Gita (second edition), trans. Eknath Easwaran (Berkeley, CA:
Nilgiri Press, 2007). 20. Translation by Christopher Tompkins. © Christopher
Tompkins. 21. Lorin Roche, The Radiance Sutras (Boulder, CO: Sounds True,

Author: Shiva Rea

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 1622034686

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

View: 321

"We are created in rhythm, kept alive in rhythm, evolve through rhythm. Tides, breath, and blood flow in rhythm. We are born into a universe of currents, and our heart is the great conductor of the body, orchestrating our flow." The mystical foundations of all the world's spiritual paths meet in a single, sacred place: the heart of the seeker. We have reached a time when scientific understanding mirrors the teachings of the great wisdom traditions in revealing our energetic heart as the light of consciousness, the fire of love, a field of intelligence. Tending the Heart Fire, the first book by pioneering yogini Shiva Rea, is an invitation to embody our extraordinary potential at this turning point in time, to reconnect your life to the rhythms of your body and the natural world—to live in flow with the pulse of life. Weaving together wisdom from the great world traditions—including yoga, Ayurveda, Tantra, and modern science—Shiva presents an essential resource for becoming a firekeeper of the sacred heart. This diverse treasury is filled with mediations, life guidance, seasonal rituals, and daily practices, including: Insights for harmonizing with the sacred junctures of time—the daily, weekly, lunar, and solar cycles of manifestation and renewal Aligning with the seasons—how to adapt your diet, exercise, and yoga rhythms throughout the annual cycle Ways to honor the great sacred holidays, rites, and festivals Awakening of sahaja—the natural flow at the origins and source of yoga asana and sacred embodiment at the heart of yoga and Tantra Skills for tending your inner fire in every aspect of life and healing imbalances that can support a renewable energy lifestyle A visual teaching with over a hundred full-color images, including reference charts, diagrams, illustrations, and ancient poetry for inspiration The legacy of the Heart Fire is more than eight hundred thousand years old—and in our modern world, we need more than ever to consciously reconnect to the radiant field that transcends time, space, and culture. "The direct awakening of the heart often happens when we are at a crisis point, when the armor of our heart has to crack," writes Shiva Rea. "Let us return to the power and magnificence of our hearts—as living fire, as intelligent energy and electromagnetic radiance, and as our illuminating guide toward love, creativity, and deep knowing of our true sacred nature."

The Yoga Effect

Iyengar, Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patañjali, 159. 9. Roche, Lorin, PhD, The
Radiance Sutras (Marina del Rey, CA: Syzygy Creations, 2008), 111. 10.
McGreevey, Sue, “Eight Weeks to a Better Brain,” Harvard University, ...

Author: Liz Owen

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 140919535X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

View: 187

Discover inner calm and balance with a programme designed to help you overcome the debilitating effects of depression and anxiety. "An evidence-based yoga program that is easy to follow... with calming, empowering and balancing imagery to accompany the accessible poses. Every practice invites a self-affirming attitude of courage...I love this book...and I highly recommend it..." -Amy Weintraub, founder, LifeForce Yoga, and author, Yoga for Depression and Yoga Skills for Therapists 'Inspirational. Forges new ground for how yoga can be researched and validated within the Western medical framework..." -David Emerson, Director, The Center for Trauma and Embodiment at JRI; Author, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga in Therapy; Co-Author Overcoming Trauma through Yoga Based on the cutting-edge findings of studies at Boston University School of Medicine, The Yoga Effect shares poses and breathing techniques that are medically proven to help the body and mind release fear, worry, and sadness. This book offers: Short, well-rounded practices that include breath work, visualisations, and clear explanations of how yoga contributes to physical, mental, and emotional wellness. Straightforward, accessible yoga sequences, with clear images alongside. Differing levels of practice for readers' varying physical abilities. With the goal of balanced emotional health, The Yoga Effect offers a proven pathway for cultivating inner strength, providing hope and a solution for anyone looking to transform their mental and emotional health. The Yoga Effect helps readers overcome the de-energising effects of depression and move into a state of calm and focus.

One Degree Revolution

Each of the 112 sutras shows how we can access the divine right now. The
Radiance Sutras is an instruction book on meditation, and it's the most beautiful
thing I've ever read. Not only has it shaped the way I look at meditation, it's also ...

Author: Coby Kozlowski

Publisher: St. Martin's Essentials

ISBN: 1250201764

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 860

Innovative, accessible, and easily implemented, One Degree Revolution is acclaimed yoga educator and leadership coach Coby Kozlowski's holistic program for self-inquiry and personal transformation. Her philosophy is deeply connected to living yoga—not just doing yoga. In fact, readers don’t need to have ever attended a yoga class to dive into this book: her thoughtful teachings are for anybody interested in learning to navigate the waves of life more skillfully and gracefully. Imagine sailing a boat with a course set for a lifetime. If that route changes by just one navigational degree, what would happen to the journey? How far from the original trajectory would we be in one year? Five years? Ten years? Twenty years? Well, we would end up in a totally different place. In much the same way, we can change the course of our life by making a one degree shift. In other words, we don’t have to change everything about ourselves or our world to make a difference. Coby inspires readers to dig deep, to ask powerful questions and to dive into the insights, experiments, and inquiries of living yoga: how can I best be with life? How can the teachings of yoga direct us to see the most aligned choices, let go of past hurts, and discover deep and meaningful connections? And what are the most skillful ways we can learn to savor all that life presents? These yoga philosophies are infused with practical strategies for creating the life you truly want and having a positive impact on the world. One Degree Revolution will guide readers to: -access infinite personal possibilities -celebrate their authentic selves and start listening to their calling -find meaning and purpose -learn to let go and trust the unfolding of life -value taking a pause and making a fresh start when needed -challenge long-held beliefs and foster transformational change -get comfortable with being uncomfortable, and -develop their community One degree at a time.

Good Morning I Love You

And this negativity is constantly undermining our experience of life. “It is never too late to rewire your brain for positivity—for calm, clarity, and joy,” writes Dr. Shapiro. “I know this is possible because I experienced it.

Author: Shauna Shapiro

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 1683644301

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 484

Discover the Transformative Effects of Being Kind to Yourself “This brilliant book offers us both the science and practice of how self-kindness is the secret sauce of fulfillment, transformation, and joy.” —Lorin Roche, meditation teacher and author of The Radiance Sutras Many of us yearn to feel a greater sense of inner calm, ease, joy, and purpose. We have tried meditation and found it too difficult. We judge ourselves for being no good at emptying our minds (as if one ever could) or compare ourselves with yogis who seem to have it all together. We live in a steady state of “not good enough.” It does not have to be this way. In Good Morning, I Love You, Dr. Shauna Shapiro brings alive the brain science behind why we feel the way we do—about ourselves, each other, and the world—and explains why we get stuck in thinking that doesn’t serve us. It turns out that we are hardwired to be self-critical and negative! And this negativity is constantly undermining our experience of life. “It is never too late to rewire your brain for positivity—for calm, clarity, and joy,” writes Dr. Shapiro. “I know this is possible because I experienced it. Best of all, you can begin wherever you are.” In short, lively chapters laced with science, wisdom, and story, Shapiro, one of the leading scientists studying the effects of mindfulness on the brain, shows us that acting with kindness and compassion toward ourselves is the key. With her roadmap to guide you, including her signature “Good Morning, I Love You” practice, in which you deliberately greet yourself each day with these simple words, you can change your brain’s circuitry and steady yourself in feelings of deep calm, clarity, and joy. For good.

The Beauty Detox Power

Forget all of your ideas about the body—It's this way and it's that way And just be
present with any area of it, this present body as permeated with limitless space.
Drenched in freedom. —The Radiance Sutras, translated by Lorin Roche(1) Our

Author: Kimberly Snyder

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460346912

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

View: 708

One of Well+Good's 9 Best Wellness Books of 2015 As Hollywood's go-to nutritionist and New York Times bestselling author of The Beauty Detox Solution and The Beauty Detox Foods, Kimberly Snyder knows that there is so much more to being truly healthy and achieving and maintaining weight loss than counting calories and working out. The secret is aligning your mind and body. In The Beauty Detox Power, she shares the diet and lifestyle changes that are the foundation of her signature program and will nourish your mental and emotional well-being. Heal your mind and body to let go of excess weight Discover and conquer the root of specific food cravings Overcome plateaus and blocks to gain inner and outer beauty Balance your mind and body with over 60 recipes for youthful vitality, health and glow. The Beauty Detox Power is filled with revolutionary advice, inspiring personal stories, and powerful tips and tools. Embrace your true power to create your best body, beauty and life.

Vijnaanabhairava Or Techniques for Entering Liminal Consciousness

Indian semantic analysis, The 'nirvacana' tradition. Cambridge University Press,
1998. Swami Lakshmanjoo. Kashmir Shaivism, The Secret Supreme. Kashmir
Shaivism Fellowship, 2000. Ph.D. Lorin Roche. ations, 2008. The Radiance

Author: Dmitri Semenov


ISBN: 0578060426

Category: Religion

Page: 198

View: 581

This book gives 112 recipes for attaining special, liminal state of consciousness. It is a translation of an ancient text --- Vijnana Bhairava.

Source Elements of the Lotus Sutra

They illuminate the three - thousand - great - thousandfold world utterly with their
transcendental radiance . ... There is a thematic continuation between these two
sutras and the “ All - Sidedness ” chapter of the Lotus Sutra in terms of the ...

Author: Keisho Tsukamoto

Publisher: Kosei Pub


Category: Religion

Page: 495

View: 252

"The central idea of the Lotus Sutra is integration, that the teaching of three vehicles is an expedient to enable all to reach enlightenment. The Lotus Sutra can be considered the scripture of a religious movement within Mahayana Buddhism that set out to integrate the religion, thought, and culture of the peoples who lived in northwestern India around the beginning of the common era. This book verifies the historical background, together with the relevant social and cultural factors that encouraged such religious harmony and fostered establishment of the idea of integration. It approaches those phenomena through not only philology but also historical science, archaeology, art history, paleography, epigraphy, and numismatics."--Publisher's website.

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

There is an opening in the skull , says Vyāsa , that contains radiant light . As the
radiance of light inside a house is concentrated in the keyhole , says Bhoja Rāja (
from the perspective of someone standing outside the house ) , so the ...

Author: Edwin F. Bryant

Publisher: Henry Holt


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 598

View: 766

A landmark new translation and edition Written almost two millennia ago, Patañjali's work focuses on how to attain the direct experience and realization of the purusa: the innermost individual self, or soul. As the classical treatise on the Hindu understanding of mind and consciousness and on the technique of meditation, it has exerted immense influence over the religious practices of Hinduism in India and, more recently, in the West. Edwin F. Bryant's translation is clear, direct, and exact. Each sutra is presented as Sanskrit text, transliteration, and precise English translation, and is followed by Bryant's authoritative commentary, which is grounded in the classical understanding of yoga and conveys the meaning and depth of the su-tras in a user-friendly manner for a Western readership without compromising scholarly rigor or traditional authenticity. In addition, Bryant presents insights drawn from the primary traditional commentaries on the sutras written over the last millennium and a half.

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

31 [As a result of constraint] upon the tortoise-tube [there follows] motionlessness
of the mind-stuff. iii. 32 [As a result of constraint] upon the radiance in the head [
there follows] the sight of the Siddhas. iii. 33 Or as a result of vividness the yogin

Author: Patañjali

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486117480

Category: Philosophy

Page: 432

View: 929

Acclaimed translation of one of yoga's most important and influential works covers eight-step path of Raja Yoga. This volume incorporates complete sutras, plus a valuable commentary by Veda-Vyasa and explanations by Vachaspati-Miçra.

An Outline of the Triple Sutra of Shin Buddhism The Sutra on the eternal Buddha

Not only so , but the radiance of Nirvana permeates and pervades throughout the
ten quarters . It is the conviction of Shin Buddhism that all the Buddhas in the ten
quarters have attained their Buddhahood because of their awakening to the ...

Author: Ryukyo Fujimoto



Category: Buddhism


View: 752

Perfect Breathing

From Tantra's Radiance Sutras, we leave you with this: Return again and again
to savoring the space between breaths. Learn to delight in each momentary turn.
Rest the attention in your blessed core as you practice this , and continually be ...

Author: Al Lee

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781402743887

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 230

View: 218

We breathe without thinking about it—but those life-giving breaths are actively at the heart of everything that we do, and the single common denominator underlying every dimension of our being. The power of breath goes beyond the need for oxygen; conscious breathing techniques can accelerate healing, improve cognitive skills, enhance sex and intimacy, intensify meditation, boost athletic performance, and open our receptivity to greater spiritual awareness. Perfect Breathing teaches us how to become conscious of that all-important breath, to recognize those situations where we need to breathe most efficiently, and to remember to take full, cleansing, powerful breaths every moment of the day. Each section contains valuable information that applies to significant areas of your life—your health, mind and emotions, physical performance, and spirituality—so you’ll grasp the scope, breadth, and influence of breathing on each one. The techniques are all relatively simple to master; with just a few minutes a day and this easy-to-follow program, you’ll slowly integrate conscious breathing into your life and routine. Backed by compelling science and evidence from people for whom breathing is central (astronauts, fighter pilots, Olympic athletes, adventurers, performing artists, and others), and complete with exercises that address specific problems, Perfect Breathing is an important book in the science of breathing and a critical link to living longer, healthier, more robust lives.

The Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch on the Pristine Orthodox Dharma

If one who practices the Dharma does not dissipate worries with the radiance of
wisdom , what shall he rely on to be freed from beginningless birth and death ? "
The Master replied , " Worries ( klesa ) is precisely the highest wisdom ( bodhi ) ...

Author: Huineng



Category: Zen Buddhism

Page: 187

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Ved nta s tras of B dar ya a

Out of intense love he adores and feeds the Deities And dwells on the infinite
perfection of God on the beautiful shape , the Deity possessed On the radiance of
His Countenance , And on the larilliance of His ornaments . The blowing of ...

Author: Baladeva Vidyabhūsan



Category: Bhakti

Page: 741

View: 805

The Yoga Sutras Of Patanjali The Book Of The Spiritual Man Annotated Edition

... red generate gleams with the radiance of eternity. Thus the Spiritual Man puts
on fair raiment; for of this cleansing it is said: Though your sins be as scarlet, they
shall be white as snow; though they be as crimson, they shall be as wool. 24.

Author: Patanjali, Swami Vivekananda

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849619125


Page: 67

View: 736

This edition includes an extensive preface by Swami Vivekananda, the chief disciple of the 19th century mystic Ramakrishna Paramahansa and the founder of the Ramakrishna Math and the Ramakrishna Mission. He gives the reader deep insights about Yoga and the Ultimate Goal in Life. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are in themselves exceedingly brief, yet they contain the essence of practical wisdom, set forth in admirable order and detail. The theme, if the present interpreter be right, is the great regeneration, the birth of the spiritual from the psychical man: the same theme which Paul so wisely and eloquently set forth in writing to his disciples in Corinth, the theme of all mystics in all lands. We think of ourselves as living a purely physical life, in these material bodies of ours. In reality, we have gone far indeed from pure physical life; for ages, our life has been psychical, we have been centred and immersed in the psychic nature. Some of the schools of India say that the psychic nature is, as it were, a looking-glass, wherein are mirrored the things seen by the physical eyes, and heard by the physical ears. But this is a magic mirror; the images remain, and take a certain life of their own. Thus within the psychic realm of our life there grows up an imaged world wherein we dwell; a world of the images of things seen and heard, and therefore a world of memories; a world also of hopes and desires, of fears and regrets. Mental life grows up among these images, built on a measuring and comparing, on the massing of images together into general ideas; on the abstraction of new notions and images from these; till a new world is built up within, full of desires and hates, ambition, envy, longing, speculation, curiosity, self-will, self-interest. The teaching of the East is, that all these are true powers overlaid by false desires; that though in manifestation psychical, they are in essence spiritual; that the psychical man is the veil and prophecy of the spiritual man.

The Radiance of Being

The yoga - sutra of Patanjali : a new translation and commentary . Rochester ,
Vermont : Inner Traditions . – , ( 1987 ) . Structures of consciousness : the genius
of Jean Gebser . Lower Lake , California : Integral Publishing . – , ( 1989a ) .

Author: Allan Combs

Publisher: Continuum


Category: Brain

Page: 351

View: 947

In this ground-breaking work, Allan Combs presents a wide-ranging survey of the nature and origins of consciousness research, viewing consciousness as a dynamic and self-organizing process with evolutionary potential. Combs reviews the work of evolutionary theorists such as Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Ken Wilber, Jean Gebser, and Sri Aurobindo. What emerges is a fascinating study of consciousness that discloses itself as a rich and ongoing act of self-creation, poised at the edge of chaos between past and future.

The Diamond Sutra

Its rays thread through the thick , dark clouds of matter . . . But , O Disciple , unless
the flesh is passive , head cool , the soul as firm and pure as flaming diamond ,
the radiance will not reach the chamber , its sunlight will not warm the heart , nor

Author: Gautama Buddha

Publisher: Bookpeople


Category: Buddhism

Page: 93

View: 225

Tracing Back the Radiance

8 ° He felt it necessary to restore a right attitude toward the value and purpose of
the sūtra teachings by ensuring the dominance of the scholastic schools in any
accommodation with Sõn.81 Ŭich'õn's efforts at merging the various schools of
his ...

Author: Robert E. Buswell, Jr.

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824814274

Category: Religion

Page: 246

View: 999

Chinul (1158–1210) was the founder of the Korean tradition of Zen. He provides one of the most lucid and accessible accounts of Zen practice and meditation to be found anywhere in East Asian literature. Tracing Back the Radiance, an abridgment of Buswell’s Korean Approach to Zen: The Collected Works of Chinul, combines an extensive introduction to Chinul’s life and thought with translations of three of his most representative works.