This book has changed our relationship and I haven't even finished reading it. My wife and I have what I consider a better than average relationship. After 20 years of marriage it just keeps getting better. So even a great relationship can improve with a book so well written by an authority not only of relationship counselling but also of the Buddha Dharma. It gives you the opportunity to just stop and have a good look at the incredible lovely and beautiful person you are sharing your life with. Something that is so easily missed over time. And you don't have to be a Buddhist to benefit from the wisdom within these pages. Buy the book and you will see the changes for yourself.
Loved this book! What I loved was it is an excellent read for anyone in a long term relationship. It has real examples of issues that are relatable and teaches better ways of loving communication. It is written with humour and reminds you to stay present and mindful in your interactions. The exercises are laid out in a way that is easy to follow. This book reminded me of why I fell in love with my husband and has already made us feel more excited in the bedroom and more connected everyday. I love the idea of making your love life a hobby and the fun it brings! 💕
I laughed. I cried. I made up with my husband. Lol!
Dr Cheryl’s mix of humour, anecdotal content, Buddhist wisdom & easy-to-put-into-practise exercises is a pleasure to dive into!
The morning after a “disagreement” with my Sweetie, devouring the pages of Buddha’s Bedroom over coffee, was the shift necessary, encouraging me to lead with my heart & not my head. Dr Cheryl skillfully guides her readers, reminding us, our Beloved isn’t “wrong”. Just “different”. After 23 years of coupledom, a happy reminder indeed.
Thanks Dr C! Buddha’s Bedroom is a book we’ll refer to again 👍
By linking meditation, mindfulness and sex Dr. Cheryl nails it. Her' Passion Triangle - Intimacy, Thrill, and Sensuality' - is as good a definition of eroticism as I have read. She writes with compassion for the reality of long term relationships, humour and directness. Who knew that a meditation practice , something always being urged upon us to help with daily stress and big challenges would also benefit our sex life?! My husband and I have real connection, deep trust, and wild mutual attraction and we can still benefit from the advice in this book. It's the real deal.
Buddha's Bedroom burst off the page with such hope for love it actually made me weep and laugh like a good novel! When was the last time non fiction did that for you? What a refreshing departure from so many wellness books that are written by so called gurus with no credentials who spiritualize narcissism. Dr Cheryl Fraser's book is the antidote to all that "goop". She actually IS an expert in her field with decades of learning, practice and mentoring and her experience, intelligence and clarity show in this book. I love the humility and accessibility of the ideas presented, they are refreshing and profound. I felt I learned something relationship altering even within the first twenty pages. It was wonderful to get an insight into the Buddhist practice and how it can apply to sexuality. That said, this book isn't just for Buddhists, the truths are universal. I am a Christian and I found the principles here entirely compatible with my own spiritual practice. Thank you, Dr. Cheryl for sharing what you've learned with us. This book is an act of generosity.
Written with wisdom, compassion, and a bit of humour, Buddha’s Bedroom is a wonderful, frank resource for strengthening the most important relationship in one’s life. Dr. Fraser provides effective guidance and practical exercises while emphasizing personal responsibility for the success of the relationship. I love that she aligns this guidance with the common sense wisdom of Buddhist teachings such as thinking before acting, speaking with kindness and setting loving intentions. Even after nearly 40 years of marriage, I am grateful for both the reminders and the new insights offered that promote creating a passionate and loving relationship.
Buddha’s Bedroom by Dr. Cheryl Fraser combines beautifully ancient wisdom with our most important relationships. It is clear throughout the book the author’s many years practicing as a psychologist together with buddhist training and teachings have come together to offer brilliant solutions to experiences in our daily lives in a very practical way.
While not being in a romantic relationship I still found so many skills that are useful daily. One such reminder on how to soothe your flooded body and take a breathe has been a most useful tool.
The book is such an easy read its was as if I was sitting listening to her talks.
I was pleased to receive a copy of the Buddha’s Bedroom to read and review. As a marital therapist of thirty years and married for the same time period (with the raising of two children) I am acutely aware of the challenges that lie in wait for couples as they age together. Cheryl Fraser’s carefully crafted book is a treasure trove for couples who have a desire to re-establish and/or maintain an aliveness in their intimate connection with one another. Definitely a book I will be recommending as a therapeutic resource for the couples I assist.
I just finished reading "Buddha's Bedroom" by Dr Cheryl Fraser and devoured every page. I highly recommend this "enlightening", thoughtful, funny and educational read. The teachings and exercises have already had a very positive affect on my relationship (said with a smile). The idea of planning and planting seeds of excitement for an evening ahead no longer seem too contrived but instead seem the right thing way to go. So many exercises and ideas that you can put into immediate action. The messages in "Buddha's Bedroom" make perfect sense.
If you are a committed couple who want to develop the best life possible, this is an amazing book. Dr. Fraser doesn't supply quick fixes, but offers wise (and enjoyable!) teachings and techniques that can lead you to greater happiness and pleasure. You will learn not only what you can do to improve your relationship, but how to go about doing it. I am looking forward to exploring with my husband; I only wish this book had been around years ago! I think that any couple who want a lasting, loving relationship should read Buddha's Bedroom.