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A Guide to Embodying Undivided Love in Intimate Relationships


Our natural state is to love and be loved. From deep within, we’re compelled to seek connection. Yet relationships remain a struggle—even for the most spiritually enlightened among us. Traumatic experiences, insecure attachment, and especially the false but commonly held belief that we are separate, both from each other and from the love we seek, can cause endless problems in relationships.

As long as our connections are built on this untruth, lasting love and harmony in relationship will elude us. Awakened Relating can help.


Marlies is featured in this beautifully written book.




Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Wisdom ​by Rita Marie Robinson, is a collection of intimate, heartfelt conversations with female spiritual teachers who live and look like ordinary people. They have kids, husbands, jobs, and bills to pay. What makes them extraordinary is that each woman has awakened to her true nature. And while that sounds like enlightenment, it doesn’t look like the old stereotype of transcendence, detachment, and bliss. Quite the contrary.

This is the feminine half of the spiritual journey—bringing it down to earth and embracing all of what it means to be human. These real-life stories show by practical example what it means to be fully awake and fully engaged, to meet the world without resistance—even and especially when it’s not easy—whether it’s death, divorce or illness. The invitation is explicit… “if these ordinary women can be fully awake and fully human, why not me, why not you? And why not now?”

Author Rita Marie Robinson interviewed a number of female spiritual teachers, including Marlies Cocheret de la Morinière, Chameli Ardagh, Muni Fluss, Gangaji, Francie Halderman, Dorothy Hunt, Catherine Ingram, Annette Knopp, Sharon Landrith, Karen McPhee, Neelam, and Pamela Wilson, incorporating those conversations in this look at the feminine face of the spiritual journey.

Marlies is featured in this lovely book.





Marlies invited Timothy to share the Dharma with others.

​Timothy is a long-term practitioner of Zen Buddhism and a student of Adyashanti and Marlies Myoku. He also currently studies and practices the Somatic Lineage of Vajrayana Buddhism.

He holds a B.S. in Physical Therapy, an M.A. in Clinical and Somatic Psychology, and is a certified Hakomi Therapist and Trainer. Timothy draws on his personal and professional experience to provide a fresh, embodied approach to therapy and spiritual practice, guiding individuals toward self-inquiry and freedom. Marlies asked him to share the Dharma with students in 2015, and he currently offers weekly meditations, dokusan, residential retreats, somatic workshops, and Hakomi Therapy groups in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, California.


You can reach him at or 805-265-0107


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