Camille Maurine and Lorin Roche - BhaktiFest West
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The Radiance Sutras is a playful and poetic version of the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra, a classic yoga text describing 112 meditation techniques for being intimate with the life force. A wide variety of practices are included: dance, singing, exercising to exhaustion, falling asleep, lovemaking, listening to the silence, communing with nature, and celebrating desire and emotion. As we go through life, we need access to a wide variety of inner doorways to meditation, to keep ourselves juicy, vibrant, and capable of tolerating intimacy.
In this workshop, we will be improvising with the Sutras, exploring the relationship we have in this moment with life’s inward and outward call, letting the text remind us of the richness of the life force permeating our bodies at all times.
Lorin Roche has been teaching meditation for 44 years and his work centers on how to customize the practices to suit individual nature. He holds a PhD from the University of California for his work on the language of meditative experience. He is the author of Meditation Made Easy (Harper 1998), and The Radiance Sutras (Sounds True 2014). With his wife, Camille Maurine, he wrote Meditation Secrets for Women (Harper 2001) He lives in Los Angeles and bodysurfs daily.
Camille Maurine began practicing yoga and meditation in 1972 and in 1975 created her own fusion of dance, yoga, and meditation called TransDanceFormations. Camille works with women worldwide to develop their own female meditation practice, suited to their individual nature and life. Camille is the author, along with Lorin, of Meditation Secrets for Women: Discovering Your Passion, Pleasure, and Inner Peace (Harper 2001), and trains meditation teachers in that approach.