Cheryl M. Fraser, PhD, is a Fulbright fellowship recipient, clinical psychologist, and Buddhist sex therapist, as well as an experienced meditation teacher. She writes about love and relationships, sexuality and passion, meditation and mindfulness, and what it takes to become a fully awake, happy, compassionate human being. She combines her knowledge of how the mind works with her mission to help people create sexy, passionate, playful relationships-which is encapsulated in her teaching of Mindful Loving. "Dr. Cheryl" blends expertise with personal experience, adds a dash of humor, and tells stories that inform and entertain as they help the reader rewrite their love stories, mindfully. She is based in Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.
"Cheryl Fraser faced a daunting task in writing a book which
integrates sex, love, and meditation. Buddha's Bedroom is a
unique book in presenting readers with a love Dharma that teaches
couples to value intimacy and passion. The message of Buddha's
Bedroom is that if you utilize Buddhist principles to focus on
your own mind, passion in your relationship will be enhanced. Her
exercises, especially the Buddhist skill of mindfulness, empower
and motivate couples to be awaken lovers."
--Barry McCarthy, PhD, is a professor in the department of psychology at American University, and coauthor of Finding Your Sexual Voice--Barry McCarthy, PhD
"Cheryl Fraser puts power back into her readers' hands--and minds--by helping them realize that they are in control of their own happiness, reawakening passion and enriching their sex lives in a loving, mindful manner along with some changes in behavior. I'm looking forward to sharing her words of wisdom, couples skills, and mindfulness techniques with my clients so that they too can bring Buddha into their bedrooms."
--Sara Dimerman (aka helpmesara), psychologist, and author of several books, including Why Married Couples Don't have Sex--Sara Dimerman (aka helpmesara)
"Cheryl Fraser, in her beautifully written and engaging book, Buddha's Bedroom, reminded me how the power of presence and intention can vitalize and sustain a romantic relationship. As well as being simply fun to read, I found the book to be useful in many ways. From building curiosity in the bedroom to falling in love with your partner over and over again to practicing the skills of lovemaking, Fraser has created a meaningful book that, whether single or partnered, all can relish. Awareness to the joy of love and sex is a wonderful way to live inside of relationship. My gratitude for a fantastic book!"
--Robyn D. Walser, PhD, licensed clinical psychologist, coauthor of The Mindful Couple, and author of The Heart of ACT--Robyn D. Walser, PhD
"Fraser asks pointedly, 'Why add the wisdom teachings of Buddhism to a book about passion? Quite simply, because they work.' Buddha's Bedroom folds the wisdom of Buddha Dharma into the practicalities of love and sex to form a beautiful, thoughtful, and compassionate window into how 'old sex' can become new again. She shares her meditation exercises that she has used with countless couples in Buddha's Bedroom, and teaches the reader how to awaken the passion that has been sleeping inside them.
This book is for anyone in a love relationship who wants to fall
in love again (with the same person), and is willing to examine
within themselves to discover that they possess the key to
happiness. Fraser weaves in real stories from the couples who have
walked the path with her, along with her own candid (and
entertaining) experiences to illustrate to the reader how to bring
Buddha back into the bedroom. I will recommend this book to my own
clients (and friends!) and suggest that they clip each of the 'Love
Bytes' and 'Buddha Bytes' scattered throughout the book!"
--Lori A. Brotto, PhD, registered psychologist, Canada research chair in women's sexual health, professor at the University of British Columbia, and author of Better Sex Through Mindfulness--Lori A. Brotto, PhD