Radiance Sutras Meditation Teacher Training with Lorin Roche and Coby Kozlowski
You are invited to take part in the upcoming 200-hour Radiance Sutras Meditation Teacher Training. This course will be a combination of online study, in-person retreats at beautiful locations, one-to-one coaching, and a series of guided meditations that you can practice on your own at home. You can take the course for your own development and to learn and practice meditations that suit your individual nature, and you can take it to develop skills as a teacher of meditation.
There are a set of skills you can learn and teach that let meditation be utterly natural, restful, and profoundly rejuvenating. The skills of meditation are similar to that of loving anyone or anything – ways of paying attention that open the doorways to intimacy and excitement. After using, practicing, and researching these skills for the past half a century, Lorin Roche is opening the door wide to train teachers in this system. Come as you are, and learn at your own pace. You can go rapidly or you can take your time and savor everything in a leisurely way.
Who this is for:
If you desire to learn more about this natural and life affirming approach to meditation or if you feel called to help people tune in to their instincts and senses and listen to people as they talk about what they love in such a way that they find their way into their own personal access points. This is a very human, tender, and loving practice for yourself or for other. You do not need to be a yoga teacher to apply.
For more information and to apply visit meditationtt.com
From Lorin Roche:
Meditation is instinctive. We all know how to do it, in our essential selves. The practice can feel utterly natural and deeply joyous. The key for each of us is to find the styles that work for us. Instinctive Meditation is a way of going into meditation in a way that suits our individual essence. This approach originates in the classical yoga techniques as presented in the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra, enhanced by decades of scientific research, and refined by over forty years of Lorin’s teaching experience.
Meditation is the practice of tending to the song of life flowing through the body – attending, delighting in, tuning ourselves to this magical universe in which we live, and preparing ourselves to live more fully. This is how I think of meditation. The ancient traditions have bequeathed to us a vast wealth of techniques and their notes on experience. To accept the gift, we have to adapt the classical and eternal into the present. Yoga is always about adapting its methods for the bodies of the people in the room.
In the modern West, there is a revolution underway, an awakening, such that yoga and meditation have become completely mainstream. The challenge now is to train enough meditation teachers to meet the need. It will be decades before there are enough skilled meditation teachers. Let’s get to work.
Topics in Yoga Meditation Teacher Training
21 human senses (indriyas) and their role in meditation
- Rhythm and improvisation in the world within
- The instinctive nature of meditation – homing, resting, gathering, exploring, orienting, bonding, purifying, nourishing
- Elemental mix – space, earth, fire, air, water. These are tattvas (THAT which is) and in meditation we engage with them all in endlessly interesting ways. Akasha – space. Vayu – air. Agni – fire. Apa – water. Prithvi – earth. Each element is both sensual and a form of consciousness.
- The mystery of individuality – ahamkara – no one is the same. No moment is repeated.
- Finding your voice within the yoga meditation tradition, that peaceful passion you have to share
- Understanding speed – to the brain, half a second is a long time. The brain can leisurely flow through pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, samadhi in a couple of minutes, and be done – ready for another cycle – before you get done setting up the practice.
- Attention in tantra as both tender and entertaining
- Mudra: spontaneous gesture and motion as expressions of pranashakti. The use of mudra in meditation and teaching.
- Mantra: OM is described in the Upanishads as a roar of joy. We each have individual ways of hearing the universal sound and following it into the silence. Mantra is a joyous and natural practice.
- Pranayama: air is our primary food, we breathe 22,000 times a day (but who’s counting). Breathing can be exciting and soothing, and everywhere inbetween.
- Shakti spanda – the pulsating life force as we perceive her in motion, as light, as vibration, and as sound.