Summary of this Episode
In this episode we are interviewing Dr. Cheryl Fraser, a clinical psychologist, sex therapist, couples therapist and a Buddhist Dharma teacher. Very impressive woman!
Dr. Cheryl Fraser recently published Buddha’s Bedroom – The Mindful Loving Path to Sexual Passion & Lifelong Intimacy, a great book that applies Buddhist teachings to sexuality, passion and intimacy. It’s packed with practical wisdom, and fun exercises you can do on your own or with your partner to rekindle the flames of passion in your relationship.
These are some of the topics we covered in the interview:
- Moving back from Marriage, Inc., to a passionate relationship, where you fall in love with each other again and again
- How falling in love is easy, but staying in love takes mindfulness
- Don’t change your mate, change your mind – how using Buddhist teachings can help you take responsibility for what matters to you in your relationship
- How couples in long term relationships can keep passion’s flame burning by using mindfulness and desire bypass
Bonus: The Buddha’s Four Noble Truths in Relationship
Inspired by Dr. Cheryl Fraser’s work, we created a fun infographic for you, in which we adapted The Generous Marriage principles to the Buddha’s Four Noble Truths in Relationship.
Check it out!
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