The head turning title of Cheryl Fraser's book made quite an impact at Mindful Society 2019, selling out quickly from our booktable. In the playful and sexually savvy Buddha's Bedroom, Dr. Cheryl Fraser presents enlivening mindfulness exercises, techniques from couples and sex therapy, and the wisdom of Buddhist teachings to help you spark the passion and thrill you’ve been seeking in your relationship. With this book, couples can break free from the monotony of familiar routines and bring a little nirvana back to the bedroom for a more exciting, loving, and fulfilling connection.
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.
Another book that follows Buddhism and relationships is Love between Equals. Utilizing the wisdom of her years of personal and professional practice, Jungian analyst Polly Young-Eisendrath dismantles our idealized projections about love, while revealing how mindfulness and communication can help us identify and honor the differences with our partners and strengthen our bonds.
“Imagine the wisdom of a long-term contemplative practitioner woven together with the insights and compassion of a psychoanalytically trained and deeply experienced couples therapist, tie these together with the broad knowledge of a caring and curious educator, and you’ll get a sense of the tapestry that is the colorful collage of Love between Equals.”
—Daniel J. Siegel, MD, founder of the Mindsight Institute
Focusing on how to bring mindful separation and intimate connection into harmony, Soto Zen teacher Ben Connolly provides helpful meditations and exercises show how mindfulness and intimacy can together enrich our empathetic engagement with ourselves and the world around us.
“This book is carries vital medicine for today’s world. Ben Connelly speaks from the heart of Zen and reminds of our true and innate capacity for intimacy, that we can always take one step from where we are to heal the myth of separation. Mindfulness and Intimacy offers practices and contemplations that affirm the embodiment of interconnection through everyday ordinary life. I recommend it for everyone!”
— Deborah Eden Tull, author of Relational Mindfulness
In addition to these inspirational texts, we have practical resources from the rock solid folks at PESI Publishing.
The Love & Connection Deck gives you instructions for 52 simple acts of love to refocus your relationship. You and your partner can take turns each week carrying out the instruction on each card, leaving you feel more connected and your love renewed.
In a world that is rapidly and ever-changing, all the connections in our life demand more of us. Enter The Mindfulness Toolbox for Relationships
Whether loving or stressful, or both, balancing these relationships is tough. Fortunately, mindfulness practices show you how to make lasting relationships that are more manageable, meaningful, compassionate, and collaborative.
Award-winning mindfulness author and expert Donald Altman delivers practical mindfulness tools. Easy-to-use, detailed handouts offer freedom from old, stuck habits while providing life-affirming strategies for healthy, fulfilling, sustainable connections of all kinds.