Textbooks for the Training
We have three main textbooks for the training. Each one has been written and rewritten and rewritten again to be as succinct and useful as possible. Each offering here illuminates the skill of being intimate with the life force in meditation.
These books were written as teacher training manuals, then edited to be easy and a joy to read. The material in them provides the basic elements of this healthy, comprehensive approach. Many tens of thousands of hours have gone into refining the language of meditation and the techniques, to make them appropriate for people who live in the world.
Click on any of the books below to find out more.
Meditation Secrets for Women
by Camille Maurine and Lorin Roche
Published by HarperOne, 2001
This book reveals 12 essential secrets of a healthy approach to meditation for the female body-psyche.
The Radiance Sutras
by Lorin Roche
Published by Sounds True, 2014
This text embodies 45 years of experience listening to meditators and being immersed in the Sanskrit text.
Meditation Made Easy
by Lorin Roche
Published by HarperOne, 1998
This book summarizes 25 years of research and teaching experience.
The Radiance Sutras (Sounds True, 2014). These Sutras describe over a hundred different gateways into meditation, in brief poetic language. This text provides a useful overview of the different ways people can approach developing a practice. Almost everyone already knows several of these doorways– they discovered them in the process of living and loving. Find yours! You will want to have both a physical copy of the book plus an ebook.
Review from Jack Kornfield
“If you love Rumi, Hafiz, The Tao, if you love words dancing out of the mystery, welcome to The Radiance Sutras: these are among the most profound, exquisite and luminous verses you will ever read.” – Jack Kornfield, Author of A Path With Heart
Review from Deepak Chopra
“Lorin’s Radiance Sutras evoke spontaneous joyful insights into the nature of reality, self, and existence. I have always felt that there is a passionate heart implicit in the Sanskrit language. Lorin unfolds the underlying significance of the Vijñana Bhairava text beautifully, revealing layers of meaning woven into poetry to awaken contact with the Soul.” – Deepak Chopra MD, Author of You Are The Universe
Meditation Made Easy (HarperOne, 1998). You′ve probably heard about the benefits of meditation: Sharper thinking, reduced stress, improved concentration, lower blood pressure, even increased sexual pleasure , all of these positive effects have been confirmed by science. In this uniquely accessible guide, Lorin Roche shows that meditation is that easy , and pleasurable.
Review from James Fadiman
“A glorious book! It has given me more and better instruction than anything else in print or on audio. I prefer it to any other guide, including the one I wrote.” – James Fadiman, Ph.D, editor of Essential Sufism and author of Personality and Personal Growth
Review from Joan Price
“This book not only teaches you how to meditate; it makes the process easy and enjoyable.” – Joan Price, author and speaker
Meditation Secrets for Women: Discovering Your Passion, Pleasure, and Inner Peace (Harper One, 2001). Based on four decades of experience teaching meditation, and interviewing hundreds of women, Camille Maurine and Dr. Lorin Roche have elucidated a healthy, female-centered approach to meditation. The twelve Secrets provide the essential tools for you to experience more vibrancy, richness, and pleasure in both your inner and outer life.
Review from Dr. Christiane Northrup
“I first learned to meditate when I was 20. I sat with my mantra for 20 minutes, twice a day, for seven years. During my ob/gyn residency, I had to stop. My rigid approach no longer worked. Unbeknownst to me, I had discovered one of the meditation secrets so beautifully described in this book: Women’s mediation insights and needs are often very different from the traditional methods used for centuries by men in monasteries; though our need to connect with the Divine is as strong as a man’s, we need not deny our bodies and instincts to do so. Meditation Secrets for Women teaches you how to meditate with full access to the emotions and body wisdom that are also a part of the Divine.” – Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, www.drnorthrup.com
Review from Anodea Judith
“How refreshing! A sensible meditation guide that honors and enhances our natural way of being. Bound to be sacrilege in some circles, the information herein is a welcome change from the anti-matter nihilism of many spiritual systems.” – Anodea Judith, PhD, author of Eastern Body, Western Mind and Wheels of Life, www.sacredcenters.com