Cheryl Fraser, Ph.D

Dr. Cheryl Fraser has been studying Buddha-Dharma for 20 years and teaches in the Namgyal lineage tradition. Her root teachers are the Venerable Kyabje Namgyal Rinpoche and Lama Mark Webber (aka Karma Tenpai Lekshe Yongdu Rinpoche). She also studies with Phillip Moffit, former Esquire magazine editor-in-chief and C.E.O., who is now a Buddhist teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. As a registered clinical psychologist in private practice who specializes in couples, and long-time practitioner in both the Vajrayana and the Theravada Vipassana traditions, Doctor Cheryl draws extensively from Western science and psychology, skillfully applying even the more complex teachings of Buddha-Dharma and meditation to "real life."

Dr, Cheryl is the resident teacher for Island Dharma. Dr. Cheryl was the Mindfulness and Relationships columnist for Mindful Magazine and also wrote a column on relationships and sexuality for Best Health magazine. She has been teaching at the Hermitage for several years now and is much appreciated for her approachable, colorful and gently humorous style.  

Cheryl is the author of Buddha’s Bedroom – The Mindful Loving Path to Sexual Passion and Lifelong Intimacy – where she applies the teachings of Buddha Dharma and Mindfulness to Love relationships.

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