Radiance Sutras & Rock-Balancing
The Radiance Sutras, a text authored by Lorin Roche, is his translation of the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra, “one of the early teachings on yoga meditation. The name, loosely translated, means ‘the terror and joy of realizing oneness with the soul.’”
A sampling from the banter verses:
I have been listening to the hymns of creation,
Enchanted by the verses,
Yet still I am curious.
What is this delight-filled universe
Intro which we find ourselves born?
What is this mysterious awareness
Shimmering everywhere within it?
Have you struggled with meditation? This text offers the following frame: “Meditation is sambhava, intimacy with what you love about life. Take one thing and go deeper and deeper into it. Dive into your entire sensorium so fearlessly that you go beyond it into the core of your being and rest there.” Roche suggests that all of life can become a meditation, and these verses offer guideposts on how to approach life in this way.
I am thrilled to facilitate a 4-week exploratory journey utilizing The Radiance Sutras, within the setting of group process, and utilizing the experiential component of rock-balancing. You will select verses that speak to you, and work with these verses for the four weeks. You will journal, create rock-balances as a way to help you explore the texture of the verses, and then process what you are experiencing within a group context. The group will meet Wednesday, August 28th - September 18th, 12:00-1:30. It’s $50/week - regardless of attendance, and held in Pflugerville. Please contact me (https://www.hartcounselingservices.com/get-in-touch ) with questions, and also to register.
I’ll leave you with the following verses:
“Wherever your heart journeys,
On whatever expedition
In your outer life and
Secret inner realms,
Breathe in intimacy with Infinity.”
This Yukti encourages you to travel through your outer and inner life, developing an intimate knowing that all of life is “an expansion of the mystery,” all of which can be embraced.
I look forward to joining you on this journey!
Rock Balancing Workshop
Creative Expression &
Are you ready to discover the unexpected joys of rock-balancing?
When, with your own hands, you create a balance that seemingly defies gravity right before your eyes, it challenges what your mind tells you is possible.
There follows a shift in consciousness that opens your heart and mind to new possibilities, new self-discoveries, and even startling shifts in your life.
Yes, they really do promote healing of the body, mind, and spirit.
During this 3-hour workshop you will experience how balancing can help you explore your internal world in helpful and unexpected ways.
You'll leave with basic skills and techniques of balancing, as well as understanding how to grow your own balancing practice. Through a guided meditation, along with balancing, you'll focus on and explore an issues of your choosing. If you are not sure what to focus on, a general exploration around self-care is helpful.
I provide rocks for balancing during the workshop, along with water, coffee, hot tea.
What you need to bring:
Yoga mat and/or props that help you feel relaxed and supported during a guided meditation, a journal and pen/pencil, and openness and curiosity!
15901 Central Commerce Drive, Pflugerville, TX 78660
I'd love hear from you!